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Form-finding of twisted beams

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Olivier Baverel
Lionel Du Peloux
Baptiste Lefevre
Frédéric Tayeb

Laboratoire Navier
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne


Building Freeform 2014

The workshop confronts engineering and architecture students to the complexity of building doubly-curved structures.

Temporary Cathedral in Paris 2013

The Ephemeral Cathedral of Créteil (Paris, France) is a gridshell structure made of composite materials. Built in 2013, this religious edifice of 350m2 is a temporary church meant to gather the parishioners during the two-years renovation of their permanent cathedral. This large-scale prototype represents a first in the building industry, which still shows excessive apprehension for the use of non-traditional materials such as composites, especially when it comes to structural applications. Based on a previous successful experience the gridshell was prefabricated and erected by the parishioners themselves.

Forum Solidays 2011

In June 2011, the Solidays music and cultural festival welcomed a world first in the field of composites : a gridshell-type structure open to the public of a size that has never been reached before. The result of the work of 12 architecture and engineering students, a leading-edge research laboratory and several companies, this project, in support of the fight against AIDS, created much enthusiasm and opened the way for a large number of applications in the construction industry.

Crossing my bridge 2010

From design to fabrication in one week. This yearly workshop is dedicated to the realisation of a footbridge, this year in bamboo.