Discovery Cube

Aside from the namesake cube structure that calls attention to the building from the adjacent freeway, this museum is a prime example of the deconstructionist style. The building design and its color palette might scream 90s, but that should not distract from the unique building shape. Seemingly jutting in every direction, this building holds true to its stylistic roots. At first glance, it may appear to be in the process of being deconstructed. Regardless, the multistory glass entranceway is a portal to a highly interactive and kinetic science museum. (2017)

Architect: Arquitectonica, John Fischer & Associates

Built: 1998, 2015

Style: Deconstructionist

Type: Entertainment

Address: 2500 N Main St

City: Santa Ana


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