RIVERFRONT PARK

CATEGORY
Site-Specific Installation Art

LOCATION
Spokane, Washington

YEAR
2019

STATUS
Completed

PARTNER
Guildworks

In collaboration with Guildworks and City of Spokane Washington Brave team worked in digital design department to make this gorgeous install happen, using the historic frame from the worlds fair of 1908...

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THE TASK

Using the existing 1974 US Pavilion cable net structure, Guildworks created a new partial tensile array that beautifully shades the ground where events take place. The new shade array falls within the overall design of the existing structure which was initially intended to be fully covered in fabric.

THE APPROACH

The historical cable net structure was extensively studied using modern tensile structure engineering software. Careful analysis shows that the iconic 1974 structure was not only well engineered and constructed for its time but that the work was quite impressive for predicting the overall shape without modern computing.

THE OUTCOME

The new shade array nestles into the existing structure with minimal intervention so as to preserve and enhance the existing geometry. Struts and cables hold geometrical diamond membranes in a 3-dimensional shape, stabilizing the entire system and offering a unique visual experience year round. The array allows unobstructed views of LED light blades on the upper sections of the structure, as well.

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LOCAL TIME /

STATUS /
Available for new projects

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