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Title: Orona Zero building

Author(s): Ladrón de Guevara Méndez, G.; Rodríguez Muñoz, D.

Publication: ACHE

Volume: 66

Issue: 276

Appears on pages(s): 87 - 101

Keywords: Megastructure. Trusses. Geometric modelling. Diaphragm. Prop removal


Date: 1/3/2015

The building described hereunder is an example of the importance of early stage cooperation between the architectural and structural engineering teams in establishing design guidelines that capitalise on the full potential of architectural forms to maximise structural effectiveness and minimise the impact on functionality. One such guideline is the megastructure" concept, whereby the overall shape of a building is used to generate a large-scale structural member. The solution for the iconic element of the design at issue (a huge curved cantilever) was to optimise façade and structural slab performance by eschewing additional elements (such as diaphragm walls, masts or tie beams) that would affect the aesthetics of the building exteriors or constitute an invasion of the indoor space."

ACI International Partner, ACHE Spain, International Partner Access

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