Butterflies have an apparent infinite variety of structure, form, color, and movement in the media of light and air. The experience of the Butterfly Palladium strives to find a commonality of these concepts as expressed through fanciful forms played against strong and simple shapes, the use of textural and colorful materials, and a play of light.
The Greenhouse is the main event. It will provide an environment suitable for butterflies, plants found in the rainforest, and of course people. It is a 17,000 sf cylindrical shape engaging Beach Boulevard and sets the tone of the project.
The Butterfly Palladium lobby is a large gathering space with butterfly roofs above letting in light. The world’s largest jellyfish aquarium is featured in the lobby.