Schubert Club Bandshell
This glass covered band shell was commissioned by The Schubert Club in St. Paul MN as a setting for summer concerts. It sits on Raspberry Island in the middle of the Mississippi River.
TriPyramid worked with the artist and structural engineers from the earliest design phase to develop the components for this bandshell. The primary challenge was to uphold the artist’s aim for small, elegant connection details while meeting the structural requirements.
TriPyramid manufactured all the structural elements above the concrete abutments: large, curved rectangular tube sections at each end, curved pipe sections running in two directions to form the grid shell, and machined nodes, which fix one pipe to the crossing pipe and provide termination for the tension rods within the grid shell. The entire structure, all of type 316 stainless steel, was preassembled at the TriPyramid shop, taken apart, loaded on a flat bed truck, and trucked to the site.
Designer : James Carpenter Design Associates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP