ABOUT THE PROJECT [official page]
How can we design Circular Concrete Structures for Additive Formwork?
Taking advantage of Additive Formworking techniques and computational 3D Graphic Statics form-finding method, 3D Polyhedral Structure – Additive Formwork challenges the use of Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) by proposing a structurally efficient and flexible construction system composed of discretized complex elements and moment-based double curvature roof modules.
Through an integrated design to fabrication workflow definition, a series of full-scale structural elements (nodes and struts) are produced and verified in the CREATE Lab at SDU.
The project is the development of a previous investigation 3D Printing for Circular Construction (3DPCC) on the use of additive manufacturing to realize accurate concrete circular construction.
CREATE Group – Led by Ass. Prof. Dr. Roberto Naboni
Research, Design and Development Team: Ass. Prof. Dr. Roberto Naboni (Project Leader), Alessandro Zomparelli (Computational Design), Giulio Paparella (Form-Finding)
Fabrication and Construction Development: Andrè Marinho, Giulio Paparella, Olivia Sanchez Balenciaga, Omar Rawashdeh
In collaboration with: Oliva Sanchez Balenciaga (Structural Analysis), Anders Knudsen (Structural Consultancy).
University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Section for Civil and Architectural Engineering (CAE)
Industrial Partner for 3DPWASP (3D Printers), FILOALFA® (Polymeric Materials), HiCON (High PerformanceConcrete)