Saturday, March 26, 2011

Thanks to GeomGym (GSA plugin for grasshopper) saved a lot of time in nodal and elemental inputs in GSA.
Still trying to figure out why shear stresses and support reactions are opposite in adjacent sections. Hope Andrew will figure it out on Monday. :)

Calculations in GSA

Finally some colors after struggling for three days on P-delta analysis which was supposed to give better results but only gave errors. Normal non-linear analysis pulled us out of this black-hole. Time to improve manuals for GSA. Form finding analysis in GSA helped us to get an optimized form with the prestresses in the cable net structure.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cladding concept

The extended program of the new Kuip will be covered with a unifying surface.
The visual unity is going to be further organized according to the needs of each function it covers and according to the desired relationship with the surroundings.

Program Layout





The wrapping

The New Kuip hosts a variety of program wrapped around to create a unified visual effect

The roof

The roof is an anticlastic surface with long stripes of flexible PV cells intergrated on it.
The PV cells are oriented to the South and leave diffused natural light penetrate the roof from the North.

The Arena as Public Space

Breaking down the arena and the bowl in smaller cells enables the interior of the stadium to be used throughout the week for smaller scale activities that are complementary to the functions introduced at the periphery of the bowl (ex. hotel, conference centre, school, sports centre). The interior of the stadium is conceived as an enclosed public space that connects the piazza with the park and the riverfront promenade and motivates people to continue their itinerary through the stadium rather than moving around it.

From a computational point of view, the geometry that generates the tessellation of the interior will be investigated. Some trials have been made to define the 3d grid of points on which the geometry can be based. Also the possibility of using patterns such as the Voronoi diagram in combination with inscribed curves is being explored.

Roof 3d

Approaching 24/7

The New Kuip is not a 'Stadium"!
It is a Multifunctional building that also contains a Football Stadium!
The football pitch stays outside the stadium and slides in when there is a match(about 5 days per month).
The roof doesn't have to be open anymore!The interior of the stadium is totally covered in order to be able to host different kinds of activities through the rest of the month.