Cardiff Bay Vistors Centre

A tubular structure formed in plywood panel supported off steel rings at 2.4m centres, carried out in a parabolic shape to keep bending moments almost equal. The structure is covered in a PVC membrane. The building was suspended out of the ground with the intention of moving it to a second location due to a short term lease on its original site. The structure was therefore designed to be moved on a multidirectional lifting system.

Architect: Alsop & Stormer, Client: Cardiff Bay Development Corporation, Completed: 1990

 
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Photographs courtesy of All Design