The Art Museum in the City of Graz is located neighbouring to the "Eisernes Haus" - the earliest cast iron building in Austria, which also provides access to the new building. In collaboration with the architect a method was developed which transferred the two-sided curved building shell from the architectural model to a digital 3D-model.
The structure mainly consists of two elements, the skin comprising aluminium and steel light-weight construction and the interior solid reinforced concrete and composite construction. The optimizing of the structure of the "skin" was achieved iteratively by a continuous adaptation of the parallel conducted structural analysis and the parameters of the applied materials.
This project has been executed by the architects in collaboration with Bollinger+Grohmann.
White NoiseSalzburg, Austria
Martin Luther Church Hainburg, Austria
Wien Museum NeuVienna, Austria