Visitors to the Staten Island Children’s Museum, in Staten Island, New York, will learn about renewable energy from a new 2,200 square-foot tensile structure featuring a translucent, photovoltaic fabric roof. Designed by Marpillero Pollak Architects, the exterior pavilion (the Meadow Structure) uses thin photovoltaic strips affixed to its fabric cover to produce electricity.
A rooftop vertical-axis wind turbine also powers an exhibit inside the museum, and a skylight wind scoop passively ventilates the building’s main stairwell.
Goetz built the new wind-scoop skylight, comprising a rotating cowl and a colorful, translucent rotating drum that uses stack-effect air circulation to passively ventilate the building.
Photo credit: Marpillero Pollak Architects
On January 21st, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse visited our shop in Bristol to hear about the innovative work our company is doing in Rhode Island, and how this work can create jobs in the state. During his visit, we shared our plans for growth and discussed how he can help support the success of Rhode Island’s innovation economy at the federal level. This visit was the first stop in a series that Senator Whitehouse is holding with innovative businesses that are helping to strengthen the state’s economy.