Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta
ARCHITECT: PGAV Destinations
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Brasfield & Gorrie
COLUMN INSTALLER: MillerClapperton
After a two-year renovation, Georgia Aquarium’s new shark gallery is open. Setting the tone for the new exhibition are nine of Móz’s Engraved columns, which support a sweeping overhang at the entrance, immersing visitors within the underwater experience. Specified by PGAV Destinations, the Current-patterned columns are reminiscent of sea kelp with their wavy engraved texture and glisten like sunlight reflecting off the ocean.
Designed to accommodate Georgia Aquarium’s 2 million visitors per year, the columns are built to withstand high-traffic and heavy-duty cleaners, especially as more Americans resume indoor activities over the next year. Rolled from 0.090-inch solid-core aluminum and spanning more than 14-feet high, the columns were uniquely crafted for the underwater theme. Móz created a custom Aqua Blue Gloss to imitate the columns’ aquatic surroundings, complete with etched silver pinstripes and a hand-grain finish.
Produced in Móz’s Oakland, Calif., factory, each column arrived ready for installation, saving precious time in the field.
COLUMN MANUFACTURER: Móz