SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Arup completes Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion in California

The Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion at the California Science Center in Exposition Park has been officially opened to the public as part of the Science Center’s 25 year master plan.

Designed by Arup’s Los Angeles office with Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, the Boeing Company and the Sarens Group, the complex facility has been specifically created to protect the Endeavour from any earthquake damage whilst enhancing the visitor experience. Arup are also designing the permanent home of the Endeavour, the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.

Speaking on the design of the Display Pavilion, Atila Zekioglu, Building Design Principal at Arup detailed: “The four friction-pendulum seismic isolators will break the connection between Endeavour and the ground, dissipating the energy released in the event of an earthquake.

"The seismic isolators enable Endeavour to glide gently back and forth on low-friction sliders, thus protecting the shuttle from the direct impact of an earthquake.”

IN BRIEF
Thursday 08 November 2012
Biomimicry in Architecture 2nd edition
Fri 23 Sep 2016
2016 AIA|LA Presidential Honourees announced by American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter
Mon 19 Sep 2016
Over 150 architects respond to Homerton College’s celebrating Homerton dining hall competition
Tue 13 Sep 2016
The Museum of Arts and Design in New York appoints Jorge Veneciano as new director
Wed 07 Sep 2016
WAN Awards Judge in the news
Tue 30 Aug 2016
Arup promotes John Karn to Principal
Tue 23 Aug 2016
London gets a new night tube service
Thu 18 Aug 2016
Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Competition: Winner announced
Tue 16 Aug 2016