The Hypar Gate covers a free area of 22 square meters thanks to the cantilever morphology of the shell. The hypar is a well known ruled surface, that has been used in the last decades for many structural applications related to reinforced concrete shells. Focusing on the hypar morphological properties, an aspect of considerable importance in terms of structural analysis and fabrication is that it can be easily described in an analytic way as a parametric surface.
HyparGate, Troyes, France
Concept and design: Giuseppe Fallacara
3D drafting and optimization: Giuseppe Fallacara, Nicola Martielli, Maurizio Barberio, Bertrand Laucournet
Structural analysis: Prof. Ing. Nicola Rizzi, Valerio Varano, Daniele Malomo
Fabrication and construction: S.N.B.R. Société Nouvelle Le Batiment Régional