Here is the progress of the design for the Museum of Science and Sustainability. We are anticipating a dome-shaped shell with a green roof. The shape will be staggered to allow for a relatively easy installation of the prefab green roof palette containers, and will provide for a very interesting interior. There is also a desire to use strategies like water-reclamation, which we are currently showing in the very center of the plan, and there will be a significant use of solar panels throughout the site. The board is focusing on land in Pinal County, and is starting fundraising efforts for the next phases of work. The main structure is anticipated at around 20,000 sf, and there are plans for mini-outboard structures of various construction methods that are intended to serve as independent “labs” that will study and monitor each method of construction.
For more information – see the MOSS website (http://www.themoss.org/).