The structure has an intricate geometry that consists of a series of stacked toroids which are offset, on plan from floor to floor resulting in set-backs and cantilevers to the external elevation and to the inside face of the forum.
The Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MoHC) of the sultanate of Oman had the ambition to construct a large cultural centre in Muscat and transform it into a meeting place and true urban centre of the city.
The freeform architectural design made it a challenge to use traditional structural analysis software on that project. With SCIA Engineer, KPFF were able import and reuse the architectural model, derive an analysis model, and the automatic meshing capabilities provided a mesh that was clean.
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