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King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture - a façade of ones and zeros

For the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, seele implemented the façade from stainless steel tubes. State-of-the-art 3D planning and parametrisation of the design, the highest material competence and demanding logistics were of importance.

To turn that vision into reality, façade construction specialist seele created a building envelope for the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture as a completely free-form surface using thousands of stainless steel tubes bent in three dimensions to cover a total area of 30,000sqm. Such a façade of stainless steel tubes spanning across all storeys had never been built before. Therefore, many tests were necessary, plus special programming for the bending and measuring on the free-form bending machines. By using C# programming and data collection in a database, seele was able to build a mock-up and self-learning machines within four months. Once again, seele has demonstrated its power of innovation, which in this project involved really expert programming.

More information can be found in the current press release.

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