Dutch Maritime Museum: Form-finding of an irregular faceted skeletal shell – Part b

Sigrid Adriaenssens, Laurent Ney, Eric Bodarwe, Christopher J K Williams

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Abstract

The discussion of the competition design development of the Dutch Maritime Museum Shell roof by Ney and Partners shows the quest for a structurally efficient catenary form based on a poetic geometrical idea. This paper presents a novel methodology that slightly adapts the catenary shape with the objective of achieving planarity in all the triangulated, quad angulated and pent angulated mesh facets. The challenge of facet planarity is gracefully solved and adds to the elegance, structural efficiency and economy of this design (part b).
Original languageEnglish
Pages326-327
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2009: Evolution and Trends in Design, Analysis and Construction of Shell and Spatial Structures - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 28 Sep 20092 Oct 2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2009: Evolution and Trends in Design, Analysis and Construction of Shell and Spatial Structures
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period28/09/092/10/09

Keywords

  • planarity facets
  • Maxwell reciprocal network
  • historic courtyard
  • conceptual design
  • steel shell
  • form-finding

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