The design of this structure is part of a research project promoted by the European Commission that aimed to go in depth in the design and construction processes of complex concrete shapes. In this project, several teams have collaborated, as designer, manufacturers and constructors.
MC2 has been involved in this project analysing the different types of elements for the importation, modelling and analysis of shells with complex shapes, using CAD software and finite element software. The goal was to find methods to systematize these processes.
In addition to this, a demonstrator structure design was carried out in which these methods were applied. Our scope were the shell and foundation design, as well as the rationalization of the reinforcements.