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  • Location New Orleans, LA
  • Client New Orleans Insectarium
  • Program Museum, gallery, botanical garden, greenhouse
  • Project Team:

    Concordia

New Orleans Insectarium

The New Orleans Insectarium includes an insect museum, outdoor botanical garden, underground exhibition gallery, educational exhibits, and a vaulted butterfly greenhouse. The multi-disciplinary design process included collaboration with a team of six artists whose contributions included a sixty-foot tall river navigation tower, a fifty-foot diameter stone and mosaic labyrinth and a wide range of bio-integrated and applied architectonic elements.  The building’s roof shapes and other architectural details mimic the forms, textures, patterns and graphic patterns of insects and the natural world. The project was designed but not implemented.

InsectariumPlan
Floor plan for the Insectarium including botanical gardens and greenhouse.
InsectariumPerspective
Sketch of the Insectarium entrance.