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Berne Glockenspiel Tower
Fabricate

CASE STUDY

Berne, Indiana

TASK

Weber fabricated and installed the Glockenspiel Tower mechanical figures that stand 5.5 feet tall.

SCOPE OF WORK

The figures tell the history of the Indiana town as they rotate. The figures include a sailing ship from Europe, a farmer, a woodworker and a Berne bear, the high school basketball team’s mascot, among others. There are 12 figures in all and they sit 25 feet in the air.

Architectural Pattern and Brand Book

CASE STUDY

Architectural Pattern and Brand Book, Decatur, IL

TASK

Design brand guidelines and an architectural pattern book for the Decatur, IL Park District for the creation of the new Lakeshore Landing mixed use development.

SCOPE OF WORK

Weber Group provided design and branding services to the Decatur Park District for the creation of a new Brand Standards and Parkscape Sourcebook.  The comprehensive manual provides an overview of architectural standards, colors, wayfinding, public art, furnishing, promenade, and streetscape standards for the District as it creates a new 2,000 acre development, Lakeshore Landing along Lake Decatur. The project includes a family entertainment zone, a dining and nightlife zone, a marina zone, and a multi-family housing zone, each with a distinct presence that fits the overarching brand of the development. The first attractions within Lakeshore Landing have opened to rave reviews and include a marina and promenade, a dog park, and a resort style 36-hole mini golf course, ice cream parlor, coffee shop, and sit down restaurant.

Overlook Adventure Mini Golf
Design BuildFabricate

CASE STUDY

Overlook Adventure Mini Golf, Decatur, Illinois

TASK

Design and build a resort-style mini golf attraction at Lakeshore Landing, a new family entertainment zone created along the shores of Lake Decatur.

SCOPE OF WORK

This 2000 acre park district will eventually include a go-cart track, zip lines, a water park, an indoor water park hotel, and several other fun family activities. Organized along a promenade, guests can stroll through out the attraction as well as enjoy the many hiking trails, dog walks, zoo and lake front dining this unique destination has to offer. The brand premise of the 36-hole mini golf course is that the animals from the adjacent Scovill Zoo have broken free to play a round or two of golf. Their intrepid zoo keeper straddles a weather vane high atop the entry building and ice cream parlor on lookout for the animals. The squirrels have high jacked a golf cart to provide transportation. With unique water features, natural stream beds, and other obstacles, and situated inside a city park and nearby children’s garden, a round of mini golf on this immersive course is a true occasion.

Quad Cities Botanical Garden Children’s Garden
Design BuildFabricate

Case Study

Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Illinois

Task

Complete design and fabricate larger than life animals, a stream bed, and river system for children’s interactive play.

Scope of Work

Weber Group, Inc. designed and fabricated naturalistic animals and other rockwork elements as distinct features of the new Children’s Garden at the Quad Cities Botanical Garden.  The Entry Plaza leads to the Delta and River. This child-sized version of the Mississippi River, with a meandering shallow stream provides the opportunity for children to interact with water, with people, and with the environment.

Lazy Dayz Playground
Fabricate

Case Study

Smothers Park, Owensboro, Kentucky

Task

Fabricate larger than life animals for the new outdoor playground at Smothers Park.

Scope of Work

Weber Group, Inc. designed and fabricated fiberglass critters to be placed throughout the Lazy Dayz playground in Smothers Park. Animals included a cardinal bird, a squirrel sitting in a tree and a Kentucky spotted bass.

Planet Golf Traveling Exhibit
Design BuildFabricate

Case Study

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Task

Design and build an interactive natural science traveling exhibit for children.

Scope of Work

WGI’s creativity and resourcefulness produced a science exhibit disguised as an 18 hole miniature golf course. Lessons about the earth’s environment and man’s interaction with nature are communicated at each of the 18 golf holes. Each hole features a lesson board presenting questions to the player that, if answered correctly, gives information on how best to play the golf hole. In addition to designing this innovative “game,” WGI built the exhibit to set up and disassemble easily, transport efficiently, and meet a rigorous travel schedule, while withstanding the enthusiasm of young players with
golf clubs.