Gridshell [2013]

Malaquais 2nd year teamwork (2013)
Teacher : Marc Malinowsky

The goal of this project was to create a light structure to cover the Orne exit of the Caen train station. This exit is a strategic point for the development of the city, as it faces an important construction zone that will provide new housing, offices as well as public spaces and buildings.

The structure is based on the grid shell principle, the beams have been modelised using dynamic relaxation in grasshopper & kangaroo, all the data have then been exported in order to build the model. Some hand made technical details complete the digital informations.