Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelonamap 13 employs vaulted structure for bricktopia festival eme3Serving as a container for different activities during the international architecture festival eme3 in barcelona, the build it team, ‘map 13′ created ‘bricktopia’. the vaulted structure is made from brick and employs a traditional construction technique called tile vault – or ‘catalan vault’. designed using new digital tools, the geometry of the form was optimized through ‘rhinovault’, a plug-in for rhinoceros.
Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona
the vaulted structure combines traditional vaulted construction with new digital tools to make the complex form
image © manuel de lozar paula lopez barba


 Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

the enclosure serves as a container for different activities
image © manuel de lozar paula lopez barba


 Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

‘bricktopia’ contains areas for a bar, small stage and places to relax
image © manuel de lozar paula lopez barba


 Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

interior view of the sculptural structure
image © manuel de lozar paula lopez barba


 Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

‘bricktopia’ shapes a new topography in the old courtyard, in an enclosed area of a nineteenth-century factory


 Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

the pavilion was initiated as part of the international architecture festival eme3 in barcelona
image © eme3


 Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

a small stage for performances was created within the versatile pavilion
image © eme3


 Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

‘bricktopia’ construction
image © eme3


 Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

the use of new digital techniques enabled a complex, vaulted form
image © manuel de lozar paula lopez barba


 Structure design for Bricktopia Festival Eme3 in Barcelona

detail of the structure
image © manuel de lozar paula lopez barba

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