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Human Genome Science Building

Although Waltz of the Polypeptides looks rather extensive in its spread, it was designed to travel easily. It was originally created with the Human Genome Campus in mind in Rockville, Maryland.

Mara G. Haseltine worked closely with an architectural team from the Davis Carter Scott firm to create the shape of the Human Genome building in 2001. The theme she was addressing was water, the life source of all living creatures.

The asymmetrical glass curves of the building are reminiscent of a wave which changes colors each moment of the day as water does with the reflection of the sky.

Materials: mixed media.