DRG completed a suspended ceramic installation at the 2014 Cevisama in Valencia, Spain as the centerpiece of this year’s international show. Sponsored by the Valencia Trade Fair Association and by ASCER, the ceramic shell represents the mock-up of a structural ceramic /concrete shell system that is currently under development in collaboration with the Chair for Structural Design at the TU Graz, Austria. The large ceramic stoneware elements are designed to enclose channels that form a perpendicular network of connecting ultra-high strength fiber concrete ribs. Ribs and tiles form a composite structural surface.
GSD/DRG team: M. Bechthold, Leyre Asensio Villoria, Felix Raspall, Stefano Andreani, Jose Luis Garcia del Castillo Lopez, Amanda Lee, Kevin Hinz.
TU Graz: Andreas Trummer
Client Representative: Javier Mira Peidro
Structural Engineer of Record: Windmill Structural Consultant, David Gallardo Llopis
Tile Manufacturer: Ceramica Cumella
Tile Molds: Cambras Models, Claudi de José
Fabrication and Installation: Bambalina