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Darwin Centre Museum in London

Darwin Centre Museum in London

Designing a museum of any kind is challenging. Designing a modern museum and research center to sit behind the Natural History Museum, one of the grandest Romanesque Revival buildings in London, is especially daunting. 

The team explores technical innovation within a design ethos of lasting civic architecture. 

The Darwin Centre employs “architecture parlante,” whereby the building’s appearance expresses what goes on inside. The solar wall’s zoomorphic brackets, the changing appearance created by the sun-tracking metal louvers, and the triple-skin, caterpillar-like inflated roof refer directly to the centre’s mission.