DOME : A Solution for Soft Infrastructure in our Cities
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: The People for Urban Progress will gift the shade structure made from the former roof material of the RCA Dome to the Reagan Park community. We anticipate that this will be the first of several shade structures and pavilions that will begin to populate several of our city’s parks, ensuring that the public can continue to benefit from this incredible resource. In order to design and implement these structures, collaborating with local designer and urban place-maker Wil D. Marquez of w/purpose seemed timely. We are thrilled that through AFH and Parking Day, the RCA Dome will have new life and bring new life to the Reagan Park community.
The design of the shades structures considered a visual and performance based urban product. The shade structure was designed with movement in mind. Swiveling and adjusting at several points enable it to adjust easily for seasonal solar angle changes and variation in form. It is the first in a series of RCA Dome structures that will be deployed to local parks as visual way-finders, lighting devices, and unique urban infrastructure.
Intelligent Cities / National Building Museum
What: For as long as we have lived in cities we have reflected on their form, feel, and function. From the launch of the first hot air balloon to the creation of geospatial information software, we have developed technologies that enable us to assess what we have done, what we are doing, and what we wish to do. Today, the scale and complexity of neighborhoods, towns, and cities are unprecedented, and so are our tools for understanding them. Intelligent Cities, an initiative of the National Building Museum, supported by its partners TIME and IBM and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, explores the intersection of information technology and urban design to understand where we are, where we want to be, and how to get there.
When: 2010 -