Meander Docent

Tapestry Hall, Cambridge

Living Architecture Systems Group

Meander is a large-scale immersive testbed environment constructed within a historic warehouse building at the centre of a residential highrise development in Cambridge, Ontario. The meshwork scaffolds which comprise the testbed are organized as a series of species within an artificial ecosystem, gently flexing and responding to the movement of viewers. Similar to natural environments such as rivers and clouds, large groups of parts pass physical impulses and data signals back and forth, enabling the entire environment to work as an interconnected whole. The innovations in Meander suggest ways of making adaptive, sensitive buildings of the future.

The Meander docent was published to celebrate Meander‘s public opening, and contains graphic drawings, a number fact sheet, and detailed information about the sculpture’s conception, organization, systems assembly, behaviour, sound, and more.