The Scroll is a new piece of public art by artist Gerry Judah and is the centerpiece of the House of Wisdom, an iconic library and Cultural Centre designed by international architects Foster + Partners.
As principal contractor for this 36m-tall and 72 tonnes of crafted steelwork sculpture, RIMOND combined its innovative data-driven design technology solutions with construction expertise to bring the artist’s vision to life.
The single, spiraling sculpture looping towards the sky included a laser-cut curved shell, created from rolled welded steel plates with a high-performance coating, to withstand the harsh climate conditions in the United Arab Emirates.
Our in-house design team completed the construction design utilizing digital tools and applied advance form-finding geometry optimization techniques in just 3 weeks, a true feat for such a challenging project.
In addition, we also developed an offsite pre-assembly strategy to minimize the construction site work, achieving safer working conditions and a greener footprint.