BioMat pavilion 2018: development, fabrication and erection of a double curved segmented shell from biocomposite elements

Hanaa Dahy, Jan Peters, Derk H. Bos, Piotr Baszynski, Arjan P.H.W. Habraken, Patrick Teuffel

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Abstract

Bio-based composite materials in architecture have gained various new applications due to their availability, renewability, and environmentally-friendly characteristics. This paper demonstrates the use of bio-based building materials for load-bearing structures through a 1:1 realized segmented shell pavilion, referred to as BioMat Pavilion 2018. The pavilion consisted of 121 parametrically optimized curved elements prepared by a vacuum-assisted veneer-reinforcement lamination process. The bio-composite panels were fabricated from elastic or flexible fibreboards applied as sandwich cores laminated with veneer from both sides to provide elevated stiffness. Digitally prefabricated elements were bolted together on site into four shell segments, which were later lifted up and screwed, to three curved timber-intersecting beams, fixed to three footing foundations. In this paper analysis method, form-finding hierarchy and construction stages of the 3.6 m height, 9.5 m span, covering an area of around 55m2 are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2019
Subtitle of host publicationForm and Force
Pages2862-2871
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventStructural Membranes 2019 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 Oct 201910 Oct 2019

Conference

ConferenceStructural Membranes 2019
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/10/1910/10/19

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