A 21st-century museum
Did you know that the Biodôme, meaning “house of life,” is home to over 4,500 animals representing 250 different species and some 500 plant species? It is also the world’s only museum to so faithfully replicate the complexity of the natural environment and the interactions between animal and plant species. With the Migration project, the Biodôme plans to renew the scenic design of most of the publicly accessible spaces. You’ll be surrounded by all kinds of innovative, immersive and participatory experiences appealing to all your senses in a delightful blend of science, art and emotion.
In 2014, the KANVA, NEUF architect(e)s, Bouthillette Parizeau, NCK consortium won the international architecture competition that included the Biodôme Migration project. Their goal is renew the Biodôme’s microcosm where the animals, plants, seasons, light and energy revolve around a central nucleus. By comparing the Biodôme to a living organism, their concept echoes the idea of a cell, the basic building block of life, as it becomes a model for structuring and shaping the ecosystems.
“Visitors circulate freely through a network of passages of varying size, summoning up the image of a beating heart.”
— Excerpt from the winning proposal