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Daedalum (Photo by Alan Parkinson/provided by Be Our Guest Ltd.)
Daedalum (Photo by Alan Parkinson/provided by Be Our Guest Ltd.)

Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announces 'Architects of Air,' Daedalum


Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 05:20 pm

Returning to Buffalo over Labor Day Weekend

The Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (Be Our Guest Ltd.) announces the return of “Architects of Air” this year, featuring the Daedalum exhibit, in partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson Explore and More Children’s Museum. The Daedalum luminaria will be located at Canalside from Sept. 1-5.

A press release stated, “Since 1992, ‘Architects of Air’s’ luminaria, inspired by the beauty of natural geometry and sacred architecture, have enchanted millions of visitors around the world.

“Daedalum takes its name from Daedalus. In Greek mythology, Daedalus was the father of Icarus and the architect of the labyrinth of King Minos of Crete.

“Daedalum’s core element is a maze of 19 egg-shaped domes whose spatial arrangement creates mysterious sight-lines. Passing through the maze, one can discover an incredibly intricate rainbow-colored tree and cavernous dome on whose lofty ceiling is inspired by the Pantheon of Rome.”

Daedalum is designed by Alan and Meko Parkinson with music by David Bickley. To learn more about “Architects of Air” luminaria, visit www.architects-of-air.com.

“We look forward to closing out an exciting summer at the Buffalo Waterfront with the ‘Architects of Air’ luminaria,” said Lauren Moloney Ford, general manager of the Buffalo Waterfront. “From laser-light shows to concerts, artisan markets and roller skating, we aim to bring a variety of activities to the waterfront for everyone to enjoy. The Daedalum luminaria will be awe-inspiring and a truly one-of-a-kind experience.”

Explore & More CEO Michelle Urbanczyk said, "We are so excited to partner with Be Our Guest to bring this incredible experience to the Western New York community. We believe in the power of play, and this will bring a whole new meaning to how we approach play. Being open our regular hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in addition to a special Sunday day of play on Sept. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will allow for more families to experience the ‘Architects of Air,’ and then come into Explore & More for three floors of fun!"

Daedalum will be open to the public from 1-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and then 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Tickets will be available for sale at www.buffalowaterfront.com/events/architects-of-air-2. They are $10 presale or $12 at the ticketing office on the days of the event (availability permitting). Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 2 will receive free admission.

Be Our Guest previously partnered with “Architects of Air” to bring the Arboria luminaria to Buffalo’s Outer Harbor in May of 2016.

For additional information, visit https://www.buffalowaterfront.com.

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