GhPython Form Finding

You can find more information about the project here.

The problem was to propose a solution for Oskar von Miller ring crossing. Together with a team from BIG Engineering we used ghPython and Grasshopper to generate several proposals of a bridge design over the entrance to Altstadtringtunnel. sputnik

We were able to generate 3 final solutions which were taken considering the number of aspects which included physical stability, wind analysis, space usage etc. Here are the variants in simple geometry representation that was used for analysis.

The first option is a twisted geometry which can be seen in many existing bridge designs. option2

The second option was about to connect bridge structural elements to facades of the building nearby: option3

The final option has been taken considering all the parameters and our vision.

The working process in ghPython with BIG Engineering internal scripts: code