La Géode in Paris
French Architect Adrien Fainsilber and Gerard Chamayou decided to construct a geodesic steel dome to be used as a science IMAX theatre. La Géode is part of the largest European science museum, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie and is situated in Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, France. One of its kind, the cinema is composed of 6433 triangles spherical equilateral in steel and measures 36m in diameter. Its hemispherical screens are the largest in the world. Completed and opened to the public in 1985, the structure took the named a sphere-shaped rock lined inside with sparking mineral crystals. It can be compared to Chicago’s The Bean in Millenium Park for its similarities in its size and reflective surface. Discover more about this IMAX theatre.