CHRYSALIs AMPHITHEATER

SYMPHONY WOODS, MERRIWEATHER PARK - COLUMBIA, MD (2017)

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The Chrysalis | Outdoor Amphitheatre | Merriweather Park, Columbia, MD | 2013

Design: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY Engineering: ARUP Local Architect of Records:  Living Design Lab Specialty Fabrication: Zahner Commissionned by: Inner Arbor Trust Budget: 6.4 million USD

Structural Form finding: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY Initial structural support for the shell: LaufsED, NY

Currently in construction (Completion Fall 2016 / Opening Spring 2017) 

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DEVELOPMENT:

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Steel work in progress...

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In construction...

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One of many 1/1 scale prototypes for the shingles overlaps (Zahner)

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First 1/1 mock up (Zahner)

Dassault Systemes (link) screen captures (Zahner)

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Updated renderings v.150513

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAphf_W4kYE&w=600&h=auto]

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Form finding and optimization to host theatrical typical bounding box by: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

Structure (by Will Laufs / LED)

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140611_Site visit:  our Chrysalis should replace this temporary (test) structure by next summer!

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Structural model 1/15 scale

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Skin studies...

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