Cubus Engeeniring

Edition: DETAIL
Institut fur internationale Architektur-Dokumentation
GmbH & Co. KG, Munich

Digital design and fabrication methods
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Wallisser
Stuttgart State Academy of Arts and Design

“Double-curved formwork elements were used for the domed ceiling vaults of the new terminal building at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman (2005 – 2013), designed by Foster+Partners. Using new technology, the individual shells were produced as fibre-reinforced prefabricated concrete elements. These were then raised into position and left there as permanent formwork. During construction and in their finished state, these elements must bear different loads from the concrete layer applied in situ.”