• Richmond Lock Model
  • Richmond Lock Model
  • Richmond Lock Model
  • Richmond Lock Model
  • Richmond Lock Model

Richmond Canal Walk


Interactive Lock Model



Location: Richmond, VA



This outdoor, interactive lock model is accessible to the public 24-hours a day on a scenic canal walk. We performed multiple rounds of prototyping, materials and methods research, and play-testing to help come up with a proof-of-concept model during design development. Our final construction consisted of two bronze lock models connected by a bronze channel, seated in a stone foundation. Visitors can control the locks by push-button, and can send little boats through the model to understand just how the lock system works on the Richmond Canal.


Project Type:

Interactive Model,

Outdoor Water Exhibit


In-House Services:

Fabrication & Installation
Cast Bronze Construction
Design Development
Prototyping


Contract Type:

Exhibit Contractor


Designers:

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

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