Place of Worship
This is a close-up of the steel frame at the corners of the dome, supporting the dome, and resting on the buddied arches. This squinch frame can be divided into modules that can be prefabricated. This image led to Vinci’s client’s notion of prefabrication, and was instrumental in Vinci’s client winning the job.
(Note that these images are not intended to design an actual structural solution, but to illustrate the plausible construction so Vinci’s client could describe a likely construction strategy. For actual structural design, consult a registered structural engineer in your area.)
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