Margarita Sofroniou

With the global carbon footprint of concrete increasing every year, there is an impetus to design concrete buildings in a more environmental and cost effective way. The optimal concrete structure achieves maximum strength using minimum amount of material. A structural element that possibly adheres to this definition, better that commonly used concrete structures, is the concrete shell. In the 1950s and 1960s thin concrete shell roofs were very popular because of their strength, however due to their cost nowadays; the construction of these shells has declined. With the use of technology and new construction techniques the concrete shell can be reinvented. The vehicle to explore the above is an airport. In accordance, the concrete shells are applied and altered to suit the requirements of this typology, focusing mainly on light, ventilation and circulation. The airport and concrete shells were designed in tandem; one informing and influencing the other and vice versa. The aim of this project is to bridge the gap between traditional concrete craftsmanship and technological advancements. In a broader context, this architectural study aspires to achieve a balance between past - present and help visualise what the future of Architecture might look like.

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