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Engineering Earth

Description: We invite you to rediscover what lies beneath our feet - earth! Engineering Earth allows visitors to grasp the hows and whys of building with raw earth materials. Brought to you by La Cite des sciences et de l'industrie in Paris, visitors can learn how we're changing the way we work with, and the way we view, the most common materials on the planet. Although it may seem like the craftsmanship of the Middle Ages, building with raw earth materials is actually the future! Snubbed in Europe since the large-scale arrival of concrete in the 1950s, earth has become fashionable once more and its ecological and aesthetic properties are attracting interest from contemporary architects. Today, considering earth as a building material is about acknowledging a resource that remains largely ignored despite the fact that half of the planet is already living in earthen buildings. Could it be that we have stumbled upon an original solution to the questions of sustainable development and urbanization? Engineering Earth offers visitors a hands-on building experience with each of the different types of grains, soils, clay, mud, and sands used in green construction. Applied science and material science are taught through 17 interactive stations where visitors can manipulate the earthen materials, physically experience their unique qualities, engage in multimedia explorations of using earth to build, and play games illustrating their forces and properties. Brought to you by La Cite in Paris, learn how we're changing the way we work with, and the way we view, raw earth.

Galleries: Introduction, Rediscovering Earth, Experimenting with Grains, Construction Methods, and Research Material.
Category: Environment & Ecology
Primarily Consists Of: Hands-On Activities
Cost: Call for info
Size: 4,000 sq ft - 5,000 sq ft
Venue Length: 3-12 months
Availability: Fall 2017, Fall 2018 and beyond - North America Only
Special Requirements: Call for info
Previous Venues: La Cite des sciences et de l'industrie / Universcience - Paris, France
Pont du Gard, France
Musee des Confluences, Lyon, France
Organization: Imagine Exhibitions
Contact: Debbie Donohue
Address: 2870 Peachtree Road #418, Atlanta, 30305 USA
Phone: 404-808-7578
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