A temporary canopy for the Harvard Science Center Plaza.


Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Project Team: 

Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, Georgeen Theodore, Katherine Isidro, Odili Onochie

For the summer of 2018, Interboro was asked by Harvard Planning & Project Management to create a shaded environment for Harvard’s Science Center Plaza. Tasked with providing a solution that can be easily installed, and work with the existing foundations located on the site, Interboro designed Wavelength. 

Wavelength is a temporary steel structure that spans over 160’. It is made up of 14 steel members that create 2 end supports from which 10 steel cables are suspended across 160’ of the site with no additional vertical supports. 420 colorful flags were suspended from the structure producing a dynamic pattern of shadows that shifted as the wind blew and the sun moved.