The Las Palmas Water Theatre

The main approach to designing The Las Palmas Water Theatre was mimicking the Namibian fog-basking beetle, due to its evolved way to create its own fresh water in the desert.

Source: http://www.wired.co.uk/photos/wired-things/2010-01/20/biomimicry/viewgallery/260312
Amphitheatre and the Namibian fog-basking beetle

Las Palmas Water Theatre takes advantage of the sunny conditions, steady wind direction and cold seawater to create large amounts of desalinated water for the town of Las Palmas. This technology uses evaporators and condensers arranged to create a back-drop to an outdoor amphitheatre.

Architects:
Grimshaw  Neven Sidor, lead designer
Ingrid Bille, Nick Grimshaw, Michael Pawlyn