A series of large tents for the Denver Botanic Gardens reconfigures the 1966 Boettcher Conservatory’s iconic diagrid structure. The tents, which are located along the west edge of the gardens’ amphitheater, can be open or covered for various events and weather conditions. Two variations on the conservatory’s arched diagrid are the basis of two different design studies, each with its own forms and construction systems.
Version A: Covered Tents
Version A: Structural Gridshell Lattice
Version A: Boettcher Conservatory and Tents
Version A: Tent Components
Version B: Tent Components
Version B: Fete Dinner Cross Sections
Version B: Form Variations and Fete Dinner Plans