Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre by Renzo Piano
Master of Architecture I | Fall 2010
Group project (2)
Professor: Brett Schneider
Date Completed: 1998
Location: Nouméa, New Caledonia
(Rue des Accords de Matignon)
Architect: Renzo Piano
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Structural Construction Type: Mainly Wood Structure
The Model: Modular System (with repeated elements)
• The Lamination of the Structure :
Divided the building into three part system in order the show the varying structural assemblies. Starting in the Center we slowly peal off the layers and expose each components.
• The Building :
The Project is consists of 10 buildings with shell like appearances. There are three different sizes of buildings. We modeled the largest building type to a 1:75 Scale. By using varying drawings from researching we were able to construct plans and sections of the building we needed.
• The Wooden Structure and Symmetry :
The largest shell that we modeled after is consisted of total 29 members. In order to create a perfectly symmetrical shell the members mirror each other starting from the most centered columns.