Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects

August 5, 2009 4:50:16 AM PDT
Here are some fun facts about Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid. -Made of 24 custom panels of fabric
-Structure consists of 7,200 pieces of aluminum- no two alike
-Took approximately 8,000 yards of fabric to cover
-Bolted to the ground in 22 places
-The diagonal lines of the pavilion run parallel to the diagonal lines imagined by Daniel Burnham but never created
-400 hours of footage was shot and reduced to 7 minutes of film for the video installation by Thomas Gray of The Gray Circle
-Film runs turns on automatically and runs continuously, with two different versions for day and night
-Lighting consits of LED lights places throughout the Pavilion
-Zaha Hadid is the first female winner of the Pritzker Prize for arhictecture
-Thomas Gray is a native Chicagoan, trained at UIC and now based out of London
-The Burnham Plan Centennial is using these pavilions as center pieces for the Centennial to bring attention to the 250 Centennial program partners in the three-state metropolitan region and encourage the next generation of bold plans and big dreams
-opened to the public Tuesday

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