756 Identically Shaped Aluminium Panels
The spectacular envelope of the Leeds University MSCP uses a total of 756 identically shaped aluminium panels to simulate the undulating “free-form” shape envisaged by the architect. Our experience in FE structural analysis and complex 3D-modelling allowed us to design and detail all the elements of the envelope, including the hyperbolic paraboloid panels and the entire supporting substructure.
An Impressive 25m Tall
The ground level of the 25m-tall building is covered by a tensioned mesh greenwall system which was also designed by Fenton Holloway. With a total envelope area of over 4000m2, this innovative façade required a close collaboration with the specialist façade contractor to develop a simple, easy-to-build system, which also achieved the distinct aesthetic effect which was sought by the architect.