The Carioca Wave is an elegant freeform canopy designed by the Israeli architect Nir Sivan. The Carioca Wave is located at the Casa Chopping mall in Rio de Janeiro in Brasil. Nir Sivan created a shape of a single yet, geometrically, very complex surface of double curvature. The surface starts at the upper floor above a blue colored water pool, then rises up curving, growing forward, twisting to the other side, and finally dropping down to a lower floor, were it splashes into a white colored pool.
More information: www.nirsivan.com
Kersten Europe's bending specialism has been hired for the 3D bent roof construction. The 3 dimensional bending of tubes Ø 353,9mm x 8-36mm. Besides the bending Kersten Europe has been asked to provide welding work to the tubes.