The Center for Aerial and Circus Arts or CACA is a new structure that is to be a performance training facility. The new typology created for the performers allows for some formal experimentations; form was based off of studies of the acrobats’ movements to produce a sinuous surface that spans great horizontal lengths.

Arch2o-Center for Aerial and Circus Arts  Daniel Caven (6)

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An interesting part of this new performance center is that it explores the idea of merging the ground surface to the walls. Since performers are not limited to a horizontal surface in terms of producing a piece, the walls are also changed so that it can be a part of the performance training.

Arch2o-Center for Aerial and Circus Arts  Daniel Caven (7)

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The exterior form takes on a shape that produces movement based off of the interior functions.

By Lyly Huyen

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