The entire terminal is enclosed within a continuous lightweight gridshell
, placing walls and roof in what the architect describes as a, "single, flowing form, evocative of flight." It will have large open spaces and lots of natural light, designed to offer maximum comfort for users, while minimising walking distances and level changes.
BuroHappold and the 3 ideas Ltd team carried out extensive research into the structural use of palm leaves and constructed trial structures, prior to designing the arched gridshell
frame currently under construction at Al Ain Oasis.
The Yas Viceroy also has a intricate Gridshell
design consisting of a system of cables that can become loose and need to be refitted/replaced.
The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi has an extraordinary 5,000 LED panel gridshell
that drapes the hotel in a vibrant shroud of lights enabling the building to act as a light show providing different shades and colours, including animations.
The Yas Hotel located in Abu Dhabi has an extraordinary 5000 LED panel gridshell
that drapes the hotel in a vibrant shroud of lights.
The Yas Hotel is clearly a distinctive piece of architecture, designed as a gridshell
on the outside and mimicking the throw of a local fishing net.
Guess again--to top it all off, they have topped it all off with an illuminated steel and glass gridshell
that can be seen for miles around.
The first hotel to span a race track, the hotel has an extraordinary 5,000-LED panel gridshell
that drapes the structure in a vibrant shroud of lights.
It was in discussing work such as the Downland Gridshell
that one understood the profundity of the relationship between architect, engineer (Buro Happold), client and the craftsmen actually making the building.
Built to a unique and innovative gridshell
design and made from timber harvested at the Park, the Savill Building forms a lasting gateway to the Savill Garden and wider park."
Other buildings included are Maggie's Centre in Dundee and the Downland Gridshell