AIACV Architecture Festival: Aqua-Arc: Sacramento Water Intake Structure Tours
An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of two regional gems! These iconic structures have become a symbol of Sacramento's relationship with its surrounding rivers. Join AIACV Member firm Lionakis as they share their inspiration for the designs (hint: a dragonfly hovering above the water is one). The City of Sacramento will also explain these project's significant functional requirementsto supply water at a capacity of 160 million gallons per day and to ensure the associated fish screens protect the migration and spawning cycles of several threatened fish species.
sponsored by: Lionakis and The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities
When:Saturday, October 20th
Visit the Sacramento River Water Intake Facility between 2 - 3:30pm
Visit the Freeport Intake Structure between 4 - 5pm
Please wear comfortable shoes, no open-toed shoes on the tours.
Panel discussion will follow at the Freeport facility in the maintenance shop.
Sacramento River Water Facility is located on the 200 Block of Jibboom Street, Sacramento, next to the Robert Matsui Waterfront Park. Park on Jibboom Street, or in the small on-site lot.
Visit the project's website at:
Freeport Intake Structure Location: 7760 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, 95831 (tour will begin in the overflow park area at this address)
Visit the project's website:http://www.freeportproject.org/
About the Festival:
The central theme around the Central Valley Architecture Festival is an exploration of the identity of our region; the relationship of architecture and design to our culture, landscape, climate and history.
The festival mission is three-fold:
1. Highlight existing relationships between the region and its architecture.
2. Create an ongoing dialogue to inform a distinct, regional, architectural identity.
3. Facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts their daily lives.
Festival Dates: October 12 to October 28, 2012
Location: Varies by event
Founded in 1942 the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter, represents the interests of the architectural profession in 17 Central Valley counties.
Sacramento River Water Facility (View)
200 Block of Jibboom Street
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