Essay: Arnhem Central Station Roof Cladding

In this paper, Marc Hoppermann of UNStudio’s Parameters Platform provides background information on the fabrication process of the GFRC roof panels for the Arnhem Central Station designed by UNStudio. The paper was written together with SORBA (the installer) and MbX (the GFRC supplier) and was presented at the IASS Future Visions 2015 conference in Amsterdam. The paper presents a case study detailing the fabrication of doubly curved GFRC roof panels for the Arnhem Central Station. These panels were produced using a flexible mould system and an innovative digital chain of information by the authoring companies.

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Freeform Roof Cladding: Arnhem Central Station

Bibliographic Reference: Marc Hoppermann, Harold Reuvers, Pieter Nap, Bjorn van Overveld, ‘Design to Installation of a free-form roof cladding with a flexible mould. The building of the public transport terminal Arnhem’, in: Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015, Future Visions, 17-20 August 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.