The Rainier Tent Team recently completed its installation of the MAI Pavilion at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada.
Seven Very Unique Interlocking Seven-sided Fabric Structures
The project included the design and production of seven very unique interlocking seven-sided fabric structures, with a connecting courtyard in the center.
These structures included steel and aluminum structural elements, SIPS and plywood panels in the floors, a specially treated exterior fabric, an insulting layer and an interior fabric liner, all designed to isolate occupants from the outside world.
And the entire structure was engineered to meet the Toronto code requirements.
Experience The Abramovic Method
The purpose of the structure is to guide the festival audience through a series of exercises and experiences based on The Abramovic Method, a performing arts approach that empowers participants to create the experience of the performance themselves.
Every 30 minutes, four people will be able to join the performance. Participants will wear white lab coats and headphones to disconnect themselves from the outside world for a period of approximately two hours.
Instructions are given over the headphones in a selection of seven different languages. Afterwards, participants are encouraged to share their thoughts about the experience via social media.
A Complex Project on a Short Timeline
Baytex Manufacturing in New Zealand provided design assistance to the Rainier design team and Rainier metal, wood and fabric production teams worked many weekends to complete the structure in time for the festival.
Spencer Etzel and Tyson Wilder were on site in Toronto to supervise the installation.
Amazingly, the entire project occurred over a period of about 10 weeks.
This project highlights once again the many strengths and capabilities that the Rainier Tent Team brings to the fabric structure industry.