KISSING COUPLE - AMSTERDAM
On New Years Eve on the Museum square in Amsterdam, during a festival two large puppets are place on both sides of the main podium. Just before twelve o’clock they will start to move towards each other and kiss at midnight.
The 12,5m high puppets are pneumatic structures made by Airworks. They have an internal steel structure supporting the membrane up to the level of their waist.
SIDstudio has engineered the stability of the structures under wind loading. This is done under different wind levels for the full structure standing and for only the structure up to its waist.
structural engineering wind stability
12,5m high pneumatic structure
client : Airworks