Danna de Groot
W3 Design Group Inc.
6111 River Road
Richmond Olympic Oval
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Powder coated structural steel, reinforced concrete footing, base and bench, Acrylic light diffusion panels, LED lighting
Also Known As:
Richmond Olympic Experience Cauldron
Description of Work:
Two formed steel arches span a circular, concrete base. The arches are joined together by a steel plane and webbing that forms an abstracted cauldron shape at its highest point. The plane is cut through with a series of stars, which open the arc to the sky beyond and touch the visitor with light and shadow below.
The design of the Richmond Olympic Experience translates the energy and excitement of the Olympic Games through exhibits that engage visitors emotionally, physically and experientially through the primary theme: “In sport, as in life, the pursuit of a dream is a journey of transformation.”
As part of the exterior experience, a symbolic torch route encircles the building with a series of stops representing the different regions of Canada.
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