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Impossible Builds | Clip | Creating the Scorpion Tower’s Silky Aesthetic

The exoskeleton of Zaha Hadid’s Scorpion Tower, officially known as One Thousand Museum, is created using glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). Typically used as a decorative covering, these GFRC panels are instead being used as formwork — a mold for the concrete — to help support the structure and to create the smooth, luxurious finish from Hadid’s design.

S1 E1 | 0:01:24 | AIRED: 2/7/2018 |
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