Securing a new treasure from natural hazards will rely on voided slabs.
PROJECT VOIDED SLAB ACHIEVEMENTS:
Earthquake resistant design
Large spans with flat soffits
Deflection control in combination with post-tensioning
855 cubic yards of concrete displaced
Weight reduction: 1,731 tons
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art - A June 2017 article, published by ArchDaily, describes the vision for this spectacular museum. Designed by MAD Architects and Leslie E. Robertson & Associates (LERA), the museum will house the extensive art and memorabilia collection of director and Star Wars creator George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson, featuring both paintings by impressionist masters including Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir and items from the Star Wars franchise, such as Luke Skywalker’s original lightsaber and Darth Vader's mask.
Nearly one-third of the proposed building’s 290,000 square feet will be dedicated to gallery space, with other program elements including a movie theater, a lecture hall, a library, a restaurant, and several digital classroom spaces spread across five stories. A publicly-accessible green roof terrace will cap the building, while a 2,425-space parking complex will be located beneath. A new 11 acre park will surround the spaceship-like structure, its design referred to by MAD founder Ma Yansong as “a cloud of knowledge for people to explore.”
Leslie E. Robertson & Associates (LERA)
Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company