Miracoco (“look Coco!” in Spanish) is about the sense of wonder and was named for Alan Parkinson’s youngest child Nico. Miracoco’s Centre Dome is the most awe-inspiring element. It was inspired by the Lotus Temple of India and its cupola features a spiral lattice of radiant stars on a bed of subtle hues.
The Platonic solid, the dodecahedron, provides the basis for the outer domes where new approaches to pneumatic engineering solved structural challenges in their realisation. Their geometry is made more precise by using reinforced restraints to fix the form. The engineered design enhances the sense of the underlying structure and the working of the illuminated seams dazzles the eyes.
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