BLS Prizes – California

Dryspace Breakthrough Life Science Awards installation at the NASA Ames Research Centre

For some time now Dryspace has delivered a unique range of solutions across the UK, Europe, the middle and Far East. In 2013 the opportunity was presented to deliver our distinct brand of quality service to North America.

The commission required that we supply structures for the Breakthrough in Science Awards held in San Francisco, California.

The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences was founded by Sergey Brin & Anne Wojcicki, Jack Ma & Cathy Zhang, Yuri & Julia Milner and Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan. These prizes aim to celebrate scientists and generate excitement about the pursuit of science as a career.

Funded by grants from The Brin Wojcicki Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation and Milner Foundation, the laureates are chosen by selection committees comprised of prior recipients of the awards.

With such a unique backdrop, provided by the NASA Ames Research Centre and a huge hangar designed to house airships as long as 345m we needed to provide  structures that wouldn’t be upstaged.

The 24m dome, to be used as a cocktail reception area was the obvious choice. A further 14m dome was then added to provide a red carpet and press area. The structures then linked with a connection tunnel.

Inside, both structures were fitted with lighting, carpets and projection systems, finished by a raised cassette flooring system to add the final icing for this A-list event.

A solution to marry the future and the past in harmony all with a completed install of only six hours.

Read about what the local press had to say about this fantastic event

1x 24m Dome

1x 14m Dome

1x Connecting Tunnel

2013 – NASA Ames Research Centre, San Fransico

“The event was a tremendous success thanks to your involvement!”

Susan Magnano (World Science Festival)