Jonathan Chanca and TECNALIA develop the computational design of a section of the structure of the Grünwalder stadium roof

2 November 2021
Diseño Computacional

TECNALIA’s advanced services in digital construction solve complex problems, both in the design phase and in construction and facility management phases

TECNALIA and architect Jonathan Chanca, BIM consultant at [SS]BIM and professor at the Elizalde Academy of San Sebastian, have applied computational design to the pilot project for the remodelling of the roof of the Grünwalder stadium.

The parametrisation of the structure to be replicated (space of knots and wood bars) was made by means of an Autodesk Dynamo script where the input parameters (length of the line of the inner ceiling, total height of the roof...) were defined. The 3D geometry and the BIM model were generated on Autodesk Revit. To obtain different structure variations one only needs to change the input parameters.

Mathematical computer approximation

Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid’s designs are as attractive as they are hard to design and build. The spatial and geometric complexity of this sort of architecture has always been a challenge for architects, engineers and builders involved in the projects.

This technology consists of a mathematical computer approximation to generate geometry for the application of algorithms using the parameters that define the design of the buildings. This way, professionals can develop increasingly complex designs and/or evaluate a large number of design variations in a briefer period of time compared to traditional design techniques.

Computational design and application development

TECNALIA offers advanced services in digital construction, such as the application of computational design to solve complex problems, in design, construction and facility management.

TECNALIA also includes the development of applications to automate and optimise information management tasks or to generate BIM Interfaces that act as control panels; website product configuration tools; integrators between different production systems (SCADAs, ERPs, GMAOs...) etc.

The offer of advanced BIM services allows the agents of the construction process to enhance their participation in the design, construction, operation and maintenance phases of BIM projects.