Thursday, June 09, 2011
Fabric Structures at the California Academy of Sciences
If you find yourself in San Francisco this summer, be sure to check out the California Academy of Sciences
. Inside, it’ll be hard to miss our structures which are being used in the Forum to create help create the setting for “Snakes & Lizards: The Summer of Slither
,” on display from May through September.
For this exhibit, the museum wanted to create a tunnel that contained several outposts where educational displays can stand as well as a larger projection surface to cap it off. We used a series of modified products off of our rental line to accomplish this – first you enter through a Stargate which is connected to a customized Mod Tunnel that finally opens up to one of our Coves. All of these items are in green fabric creating the illusion of being in the belly of a snake. On the other side of the Forum, you can find a green Continental Divide serving as the backdrop for a large fountain display.
Pink is proud to have all of our green structures occupy the greenest museum in the world; which was just opened 2 years ago and was designed by renowned architect, Renzo Piano
. The $500 million dollar building contains an aquarium, planetarium, 4-story rainforest, natural history museum, as well as a 2.5 acre “living roof” and has received Platinum certification under the LEED program recognizing sustainability in design. The museum also happens to have a lovely seat in the middle of Golden Gate Park
, which is a must-see the next time you’re visiting the City by the Bay!
Tags: Education, Exhibit, Fabric Structures, nature, Tension Fabric