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Danes plant a knitted round tower in a Portugal square

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Practicing architects and students at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (RDAF) Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation created an experimental structure to highlight a World Cultural Heritage Site in Guimaraes, Portugal. Hybrid Tower is made of glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) rods in combination with a custom CNC-knit textile. The concept structure is the work of the RDAF experimental research studio CITA, which produced a video explaining their approach and features a time-lapse of the assembly and set-up. The tower was up for three months in April, proving that it could withstand wind and other external forces.

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