Innovating the Process - Adelaide Oval Roof Structures
Parametric Design, Optimisation, Fabrication
The ability of a parametric system to handle inter-object dependencies opens innovative ways for a design team to explore a large number of design iterations within a compressed timeframe. This advanced design technology offers new ways for close collaboration in the development of lightweight structures involving architects, engineers and fabricators.
This progressive design process has been implemented on a number of projects including the $500 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Oval. The 145m wide spanning south roof diagrid shell and the five diagrid shells with varying spans of up to 50m of the east roof are clad with a PTFE fabric.
Joachim Claus from Cox Architecture will present on the key steps of this innovative and collaborative process on the Adelaide Oval and other projects.
Joachim leads the Cox Advanced Geometry Unit (Cox AGU), an internal geometry research group, Joachim has acquired extensive knowledge in the field of architectural design technology, parametric 3d modelling, and Building Information Modelling.