2014 charrette

Withstand the Wind: Constructing a Tower of Cards to Withstand Lateral Force

 
Date: June 6, 2014 | 9:00am – 2:30pm | The Atrium Shops and Cafes

The Salvadori Center held its Annual Student Design Charrette (an all-day design challenge) for public school students who participated in Salvadori’s in-school residencies on Friday, June 6, 2014.

The 2014 full-day event featured 100 Salvadori Students. Each team used math and science concepts to design durable structures, at least 27 inches high, made from a limited amount of material. Their goal was to design a structure that could withstand extreme lateral wind forces found in nature. At the end of the event, each team’s model was tested in a wind tunnel.

Photos from the 2014 Charrette:

Challenges from previous years include:

  • Spaghetti Structures: Designing a Structure Using Fragile Materials
  • Modular Urban Skyline Structures: Designing a Skyscraper from Shipping Containers
  • Green City: Designing an Eco-Friendly Community
  • People-Friendly Public Spaces: Redesigning Times Square
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