FRC in complex geometry façades

Author(s): T. Henriksen, A. Schiftner
Paper category: Conference
Book title: 8th RILEM International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Concrete: challenges and opportunities (BEFIB 2012)
Editor(s): Joaquim A.O. Barros
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-132-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-133-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Pages: 149 - 161
Total Pages: 12
Language: English

Abstract: In recent years there has been an increased interest in using Fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) in High End Architectural buildings such as the Kapsarc (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center) in Saudi Arabia, the Heydar Aliev Cultural Center in Azerbaijan, both by Zaha Hadid Architects, and the proposed New Qatar National Museum by Ateliers Jean Nouvel. These buildings assume the usage of panels as cladding in a complex geometry context, posing ever new challenges for the industry. In this paper we aim to analyse the recent developments in applying FRC for building facades featuring complex shapes or patterns, and discuss limitations which are currently present. In the following we discuss possibilities for producing complex shaped FRC panels (single curved, double curved, varying depth). Further we discuss the limitations of these production methods. The paper concludes with an outlook on topics which need to be investigated further to meet the current architectural trends.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
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