Backed up by many years of experience in 3D design, seele was able to reproduce the artistic ideas of the architects exactly in a real structure, and was involved throughout, from development to design to erection on site. A wind tunnel simulation determined the loads for the structural system. Owing to the complex geometry of the roof structure, every triangle in the lattice is unique. That would have been the case for the 4,060 petals as well had seele not devised a system that enabled this huge number to be reduced to 50 different types.
Reference overview, header image, slide images: © Torsten Seidel Photography
Last slide image: © Neil Lopez