Museu do Amanhã
Museu do Amanhã | LEED certified museum
Rio de Janeiro, BrazilLandmark
Designed by Santiago Calatrava and owned by Museu do Amanhã, the museum serves multiple purposes, primarily educating visitors about the impending effects of climate change, social collapse, and ecological destruction/degradation. The museum’s sustainable architecture reflects the function of the museum and is constructed primarily from local materials.
The air conditioning system uses water funneled from Guanabara Bay to save approximately 6,604 gallons (25,000 liters) of water per day. The result is energy savings of 50% compared to conventional buildings.
Solar panels move with the sun to maximize energy absorption.