On the other front, bench construction nears completion. In the coming days we will bring the modules outdoors in order to determine their fit against the physical conditions on site, then stain and seal the wood.
Component Assembly Begins
Having recently completed the inflation of all stainless steel components, and the attaching of reinforcement plates to critical corners established through structural analysis simulations, the pavilion team has shifted gears to begin connecting the components to the tension cables we fabricated earlier in the month. This task has proved particularly challenging due to the bulk of the assembly and stiffness of the components and cables. Our goal is to have the attaching phase completed ahead of Obayashi’s visit to install the base ring element which connects the pavilion shell to the foundation.