Architect

Nicholas Grimshaw

Year of Completion

2001

Client

The Eden Project Ltd.

Material of interest

Plastic

Material Used

Thermoplastic

Properties of Materials

These panels are high performing ETFE, which is an energy efficient system. the use of this material allows the shape of the building to be curved, allowing this highly fabricated material to sit naturally in the landscape.

Material Properties

Material of interest: Plastic.

Material used: Thermoplastic.

Properties of material: These panels are high performing ETFE, which is an energy efficient system. the use of this material allows the shape of the building to be curved, allowing this highly fabricated material to sit naturally in the landscape.

Application

Exterior cladding

Climate

Marine West Coast

Environmental Response

The cladding is high performing and energy efficient.

Keywords

Exterior cladding, Marine West Coast, High performing, Energy efficient

Location

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Sources

Case study by Alison Andrews, Washington University in St. Louis.

Architect website: http://grimshaw-architects.com/

Manufacturer website: http://www.vector-foiltec.com/en/home.html

Other: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_Project

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Date submitted

March 2014

Disciplines

Architecture

Eden Project for the Eden Project Ltd. in Cornwall, United Kingdom

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