Integrated thin shell

Integrated thin shell

The large surface area of the thin-shell roof is engaged in a similar manner. The entire roof build-up, with an average of less than 70mm, is extremely thin; load-bearing textile-reinforced concrete, combined aerogel and vacuum insulation with low thermal transmittance, and high efficiency thin-film photovoltaics for solar energy generation. The image shows a 1:1 scale mock up of the integrated roof layers.