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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Installation
Architect

SHoP Architects, PC

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An immersive environment shaped by cutting-edge techniques, Flotsam & Jetsam celebrates innovation—and the beach.

As recipients of the 2016 Design Visionary Award, SHoP was given the opportunity to create an installation to serve as the gateway to the annual Design Miami fair. The result was a two-acre landscape of experimentation, inspired in equal parts by the city’s celebrated spirit of play and its less well-known role as an emerging technology hub. Flotsam & Jetsam centered on a pair of pavilions showcasing novel 3D-printing techniques from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Branch Technology. Thornton Tomasetti analyzed the structures, considered at the time to be among the largest 3D-printed objects ever produced. Design and production work across the team was conducted on the Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience platform.

Following its run at the 2016 Design Miami, Flotsam & Jetsam was brought to the Miami Design District, where it was reassembled in Jungle Plaza to serve as a focal point for the farmers market and performances there.

In 2019, components of the structure were relocated to Nairobi, Kenya in conjunction with the United Nations Environmental Assembly. Later, Flotsam & Jetsam moved to a permanent home at the University of Nairobi.

 

An immersive environment shaped by cutting-edge techniques, Flotsam & Jetsam celebrates innovation—and the beach.

As recipients of the 2016 Design Visionary Award, SHoP was given the opportunity to create an installation to serve as the gateway to the annual Design Miami fair. The result was a two-acre landscape of experimentation, inspired in equal parts by the city’s celebrated spirit of play and its less well-known role as an emerging technology hub. Flotsam & Jetsam centered on a pair of pavilions showcasing novel 3D-printing techniques from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Branch Technology. Thornton Tomasetti analyzed the structures, considered at the time to be among the largest 3D-printed objects ever produced. Design and production work across the team was conducted on the Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience platform.

Following its run at the 2016 Design Miami, Flotsam & Jetsam was brought to the Miami Design District, where it was reassembled in Jungle Plaza to serve as a focal point for the farmers market and performances there.

In 2019, components of the structure were relocated to Nairobi, Kenya in conjunction with the United Nations Environmental Assembly. Later, Flotsam & Jetsam moved to a permanent home at the University of Nairobi.

 

Flotsam & Jetsam

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