Complex shape beyond the reach of traditional methods

“It was a smart design which creates a visual feature of the façade while concealing the construction behind it,” explained Frans de Zwart, consulting engineer at Royal HaskoningDHV. “The shape was complex and would have been very difficult to achieve using traditional methods. We made it possible through the use of 3D modelling for both the drawing and calculations. At that time, such techniques were unusual so it was a real benefit for our client that we could apply these technologies.”

Project facts

  • Client
    AkzoNobel
  • Location
    Netherlands