Phillip and Patricia Frost
Museum of Science
PROJECT UPDATE | 05.31.17
Sitting on four acres within downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the 250,000-square-foot Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science divides into four distinct buildings: the Aquarium, the Frost Planetarium, and the North and West Wings. This unique campus-like setting takes guests on a journey from the ocean to the Everglades, from the human cell to outer space, investigating life as we know it, and the process of science and innovation.
Visitors will be able to stand underneath a suspended, 500,000-gallon aquarium tank and gaze at hammerhead and tiger sharks, mahi mahi, devil rays and other creatures through a 60,000-pound oculus, a lens that will give the impression of seeing the fish from the bottom of a huge cocktail glass. And that’s just one of many attractions and exhibits.
A 250-seat planetarium, its imposing orb visible to passers-by on Biscayne Boulevard, will treat visitors to what the museum calls “a dazzling visual journey” to outer space, the ocean depths or inside the human body on a huge domed screen that is tilted forward at 23.5 degrees so that images move across a viewer’s entire field of vision.
Officials at the $305 million Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science promise that it will be a vivid expression of modern scientific inquiry and exposition.
Modulex Florida approached the project in 5 different phases:
1. CODE SIGNAGE
Messenger Exterior / vinyl wraps / monoliths
3. DONOR WALL
Custom dimensional letters on acrylic panels
4. GALLERIES AND PLAQUES
Infinity basic and Custom dimensional letters on aluminum panels
Custom suspended signage, custom monoliths and vinyl wraps
The construction management team was Skanska USA, design architects were from Grimshaw Architects, landscape architects from ArquitectonicaGEO and project management by Hill International.