Video 4: After finishing the base the cells were assembled one by one. An assembly sequence was chosen, which let an arch from the front and the back be closed as quick as possible in order to provide a structurally stable part onto which more cells could then be added. The whole process of assembling the cells, including sanding and glazing each plate, and the final assembly on site took about four weeks.

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Institute for Computational Design – Prof. Achim Menges

Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design – Prof. Jan Knippers
Competence Network Biomimetics Baden-Württemberg

Concept & System Development
Oliver David Krieg, Boyan Mihaylov

Detail Design & Fabrication & Construction
Peter Brachat, Benjamin Busch, Solmaz Fahimian, Christin Gegenheimer, Nicola Haberbosch, Elias Kästle, Oliver David Krieg, Yong Sung Kwon, Boyan Mihaylov, Hongmei Zhai

Scientific Development
Markus Gabler (project management), Riccardo La Magna (structural design), Steffen Reichert (detail design), Tobias Schwinn (project management), Frédéric Waimer (structural design)

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