Location: Cambridge, UK
Architect: Fairhursts Design Group
Main Contractor: Kier Group
Consulting Engineers: Arup
The benefits of hybrid construction:
Project Capella was transformed from blank piece of paper to an enclosed building in 24 months.
Finite element analysis along with specialist vibration analysis software was utilised to model the structure and the stiffness of the floor plates to develop an appropriate composite slab arrangement.
This, coupled with the benefits of constructing the superstructure in its entirety, including façade, from basement slab to roof resulted in a level of optimisation never seen before in this sector.