algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Pattern Design Architects
The HBZ stadium was developed with Rhino/Grasshopper and Revit.
Grasshopper was utilised from Concept level through to the production of Construction drawings.
The stadium's unique parasol roof passively provides the maximum amount of shade to create playable conditions for a desert stadium, while not obstructing grass growth.
The 25,000 seat bowl was modeled and optimised through 3d sightline calculations, to make the bowl as tight and efficient as possible while guaranteeing the best possible C-Values.
The diagrid facade, is made up of palm-inspired panels, creating shade, allowing air flow through the stadium. Panels are angled up to allow views out from key locations.
The 640 panels were carefully rationalised for construction. From an original set-out of 320 unique forms, the panels were reduced to 82 sizes without any noticeable aesthetic impact.
The full implementation of a parametric workflow in a BIM environment meant the stadium was delivered on an unprecedented fast track 18 month Design & Build.