Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Centre, Tel Aviv

The 5 roofs, designed to look like dove wings, were not achievable using conventional materials. The option of using concrete material measured over 1m in thickness. This would have resulted in a much too heavy weight for the building to sustain. Solico engineered this elegant alternative in composite materials, which provided the requirements of lightweight, acceptable thickness and aesthetics. 

Customer:
Holland Composites Industrials
Freedom of geometry

Double curved shapes are easily produced in composite materials at almost no extra cost. For production of limited series the relatively low moulding costs are an additional benefit.

Lightweight

The specific weight of composites varies between 1.5 and 2.0 compared to 2.7 to 7.8 for aluminium and steel.

Aesthetics

Slender constructions and seamless fa├žades are examples of aesthetics driven design. These type of structures are impossible to construct with traditional materials.

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