Tour of The Chrysalis: October 8, 2017

Tour: The Chrysalis at Symphony Woods 

Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication

The Inner Arbor Trust, Inc. will present a behind-the-scenes tour of the Chrysalis, a sculptural pavilion and performance stage in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, in Columbia, Maryland. Opened in April 2017, the Chrysalis is one of the most unique structures in the mid-Atlantic region. Based on the concept design of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY, Living Design Lab, Arup, Zahner Design and Fabrication, Whiting-Turner, and others worked to realize this dynamic structure. As a living sculpture in the park, the Chrysalis is made to be both seen and to be occupied. It is simultaneously a singular form and a composite of many pieces. The convergence of complex variables to the unified product was only possible through the careful, disciplined coordination of design, engineering and fabrication.

This event is free and open to the public, and welcomes all ages. The tour will be divided into three tracks: one for the general public, one for families with children 10 and under, and one for architecture and other design professionals. Architects from Living Design Lab, Davin Hong, AIA and Kevin Day, AIA, and engineers from Arup, Matt Larson and Jordan Woodson, will explain the design ideas, and innovative engineering, and construction process of The Chrysalis.

1:00 – 1:15 General welcome
1:15 – 3:00 Kids booths & activities open
1:30 – 2:00 Professionals Tour #1 begins at the ramp
1:30 – 2:00 General Tour #1 begins at the steps
2:30 – 3:00 Professionals Tour #2 begins at the ramp
2:30 – 3:00 General Tour #2 begins at the steps

Register for this FREE event at Eventbrite.

1 AIA CES/HSW credit will be available for architecture professionals. More info about Inner Arbor Trust:
This event is part of Baltimore Architecture Month: a free series of events for the public celebrating architecture and design in the Baltimore area sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Learn more at

Sunday, October 8, 2017

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