This almost wing-like Omni*Hub arch structure clad with membrane is an appropriate shape and form selected by the architect to be the roof area at the new Alaska Sea Life Center in Sewell, Alaska. The membrane provides the natural light over the enclosure for the Puffins and our all-aluminum Omni*Hub system is ideal for the severe arctic weather conditions.
The structure covers approximately 5,400 square feet and was assembled in one piece and lifted into place being supported on just four columns. The membrane was placed on rolled formed arches to create an almost a saw tooth type of patterning, again to be representative of the shape of flight and the wing of a beautiful bird.
This is one of the many zoo projects that have been designed and built by the Conservatek team over the last 25 years and is the second project done with the Strand Hunt Team, the first being the Rain Forest Dome at the Woodland Zoo in Seattle, WA.
Client: State of Alaska, Seward, AK
Architect: Livingston Slone, Anchorage, AK
Engineer: Peratrovich, Nottingham and Drage, Inc., Anchorage, AK
Contractor: Strand Hunt, Kirkland, WA