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dc.contributor.authorStimpfle, Bernd
dc.description.abstractIn Rome’s EUR district, a new congress centre has opened recently, designed by the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas. The project consists of three main elements, which the architect calls „Teca“ (theca), „Lama“ (blade) and „Nuvola“ (cloud). The central element located inside the Teca is the Nuvola. Almost floating only with few points fixed to the floor and to the building, it dominates the huge glass box. The Nuvola is a membrane cladded steel structure with a length of 126 m, a width of 65 m and a height of 29 m. It contains a café, foyers, meeting rooms and an auditorium for 2000 spectators. The paper is about this central element, the Nuvola from the geometry driven design process to the installation. It describes the design process, especially the very complex formfinding process in order to achieve the defined geometry derived from a nurbs shape. The analysis process with mock-up installations is presented, as well as the detailing and the automated process for the workshop design and the cutting pattern.
dc.format.extent12 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Anàlisi numèrica::Mètodes en elements finits
dc.subject.lcshFinite element method
dc.subject.lcshAir-supported structures
dc.subject.othermembrane, mechanically tensioned, nurbs geometry, formfinding, analysis, silicone coated glass, cutting pattern, extrusion profiles, parametric process
dc.titleThe nuvola for the new centro congressi in rome
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacEstructures pneumàtiques
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.contributorStructural Membranes 2017
local.citation.publicationNameTextiles composites and inflatable structures VIII : proceedings of the VIII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Barcelona, Spain. 9-11 October, 2017

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