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image 1 Freelance Archineer

The development process of components for the FFP design took place in roughly five phases: designing a preliminary geometry, the constructive analysis and form optimization of that geometry, the elaboration of structural engineering aspects, model-building of one of the basic segments, and final integration into the finished FFP design. The archineer’s task is to ensure the smooth exchange of information between

image 1 The development of the fluid form was informed by the watery context, the specified functional programme and natural geometries. The result of the integral development process manifests itself as an oyster-like design, with two shells, each of which flexes outward in an S-curve, the shells being linked by multiple point connections in the hollows of the curves. The lower shell, which varies both in shape and thickness, is engineered in accurately specified materials to achieve a robust sandwich-concrete shell as the principle ballast against the specific upward water pressure acting on it. The upper shell is engineered as a dual-layer network shell, and is styled as such in accordance with an interpretation of its principle tension vectors.

Project name: Floating Fluid Pavilion
City: Rotterdam
Year: 2003
Architects: Sieb S. Wichers
Architects' practice: Freelance Archineer
Website: www.archineer.com
E-mail address: s.s.wichers@archineer.com
Client: TU Delft
Constructor: Sieb S. Wichers
Floor area: 500 m2
Building costs:
Further specifications:

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