NEST HiLo shell roof
Block Research Group (BRG)
Prof. Dr. Philippe Block and Dr. Tom Van Mele
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.