Arup’s structural engineers provided early concept design of the scaffold tower used to create the cyclorama. Developed using nonlinear analysis techniques, Arup’s solution eliminated the need for ground anchors to tie down the structure under wind loads and minimized the overall materials required in the scaffolding contractor’s final design of the system. Arup also completed the detailed design of the exterior timber modules and their attachments, working with Pedro & Juana to develop simple, easily installed scaffold connections.
When designing a lighting scheme for the cyclorama, our lighting specialists began by examining the properties of the materials to get a sense of how the experience of being inside the installation would change throughout the day. By using omni-directional electric lighting sources placed at strategic points within the scaffolding and wood to create a jungle of shadows on the cyclorama surface, the team effectively “brought the outside in.”