NEST HiLo shell roof

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Block Research Group (BRG)

Prof. Dr. Philippe Block and Dr. Tom Van Mele


NEST HiLo shell roof

NEST HiLo shell roof                                                 Full-scale construction prototype

This full-scale experiment investigates the feasibility of spraying a textile reinforced thin concrete shell using a lightweight flexible formwork composed of a tensioned cable net as falsework and tailored fabric as shuttering. This one-to-one (with a bounding box of 20m x 10m x 5m) prototype can be seen as the dress rehearsal for the construction of the roof of the NEST HiLo project.

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