/// Cable-Car Caracas
IMAGINED BY: M. Bilow for Urban Think Tank
KEYWORDS: construction, structure, fiber reinforced concrete
A production method for the cable-car project in Caracas planned by Urban Think Tank to allow for a light roof construction for a new cable-car station.
The goal of the project was to develop a production method that would allow the inhabitants of the favelas in the area to participate in building the cable-car station to create jobs.
The concept uses a sandwich construction formed by multiple layers comprising a metallic base layer, a core insulation and fiber reinforced concrete. Injecting fiber concrete into deeper impressions in the mold makes for a rigid ribbed structure after curing.
The roof elements are prefabricated on site and then lifted onto the load-bearing frame by helicopter.