Congratulations to the Block Research Group and Physical Chemistry of Building Materials for their project, KnitCandela, which is a finalist in AZURE Magazine‘s AZ Awards.

The heart of the four metre tall curved concrete shell is knitted. The structure’s formwork is a textile supported by a steel cable-net. The prototype KnitCandela marks the first application that this technology is being used on an architectural scale. The structure is an homage to Spanish-Mexican architect Felix Candela (1910–1997) and a collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects Computation and Design Group (ZHCODE), and Architecture Extrapolated (R-Ex). Read more about the project in ETH Zurich’s press release.

Voting is open until 3rd May.

Photo: Mariana Popescu