Miami Floating Stage
The concept was inspired by oil rigs.
The flotation platforms are equipped with separate motors synchronized to meet the triple function of displacement; the unfolding of the trays from the center and keep the momentum of the whole, concentrically positioned to generate centrifugal force.
The structure is resolved into four levels: the flotation level, which stores the machinery of the lifting hydraulic pistons of the different trays and propulsion engines, located within the flotation platforms.
The deck level, in which the dressing rooms, restrooms, general storage, image and sound room, press room, and the crew and captain’s cabin are located.
Two emergency staircases and a lift, located in each of the three structural columns, link these levels to the stage and backstage; and a retractable spiral staircase, located in the back of the lift, connects this level with the bridges and grill located on the stage, from which the different curtains hang.
The front tray can be converted into bleachers that can be used as the orchestra pit, in musical performances, taking advantage of their inclination to access it directly from the deck level.
The materials to be used in the structure and flotation platforms are Aluminum, and the partition walls are made from Titanium panels, which gives low maintenance as well as a lower operating cost due to the specific weight, which helps to ease the mobile loading trays.
The roof deck and the stage will be made in treated teak wood, dried in an autoclave and cemented.
The roof of the stage, backstage and wings will be like bellows composed of a series of linked poly-carbonate panels, folded with metal ball joints, to give protection and also serve as adjustable acoustic panels according to the activity carried on stage.
Aerial view in folded position (wire-frame)
and sound room, press room, and the crew and captain’s cabin are located.
Side view in folded position
The lifting hydraulic pistons (folded position)
performances, taking advantage of their inclination to access it directly from the deck level.