Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stade Vélodrome - Marseille

SCAU photo

Stadium of the Year 2014 winner, Public Vote #6
Location: Marseille, France
Design: SCAU

The Stade Vélodrome was generated from a consortium of Arema, GFC, SCAU, and EGIS. Elioth, the team from EGIS, applied its expertise in the roof and cladding to this steel structure. Elioth implemented large-scale parametric geometric modeling tools with Rhino and Grasshopper, using these in conjunction with finite element software. These tools enabled real-time updating of the computational models. To generate and re-generate the model in a few minutes for the framework of thousands of members, Elioth relied on this parametric geometry.

Also, one side of the stadium includes a transparent area to let sunshine through to the lawn. Using algorithm optimization, Elioth used Rhino Grasshopper + Galapagos to generate the shape of a water drop for the outline of the area. 

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