In this video from the TU Delft façade MOOC (massive open online course), Dr. Bilow and Dr. Knaack visit the MVRD designed Depot Museum Boijmans and delve into the double-curved glass of the projects complex façade.
Explore the iconic building to find out how the design motivations inspired the way it was engineered and built. Understand the arguments and reasons for different engineering strategies and systems during design and construction stages.
The combination of its shape and exterior finish required an innovative solution: double-curved, mirrored glass façade panels, which met all local regulations for glass safety, and which, in places, merge seamlessly with transparent glass sections to make the building’s windows blend into the rest of the façade. Achieving this effect required significant research and an innovative approach, not only from MVRDV as architects, but also from the project engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and even from the municipality of Rotterdam.
This educational video is part of the course Façade design and engineering: complexity made simple, available for free via https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/facade-design-and-engineering-complexity-made-simple/
Video courtesy of Marcel Bilow