Structural Consulting Engineer
Entuitive worked with Pianodrome CIC to help them realize their vision for the Pianodrome—a temporary art and performance installation erected and used for a 28-day period at the Royal Botanic Gardens over the duration of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival.
The vision for Pianodrome was conceived by Matt Wright and Tim Vincent Smith who form the band S!nk which performed in the arena throughout August hosting a number of guests. Their vision was to build an amphitheater entirely from recycled pianos. The installation consists of five approximate similar seating wedges constructed from old pianos and piano parts. Each section includes a fully functioning piano to be used as part of the performance and seating for up to 20 persons on three tiers.
Though previous iterations of the piano wedges had already been constructed, Entuitive spent a few months collaborating with Matt and Tim providing design checks, suggesting tweaks to the structure and giving structural advice to ensure that the project was ready in time for the Festival. Several inspections were made over the course of the project, including during and after construction, in order to deliver a structural statement to Edinburgh Council ensuring that it was safe for public use.