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Tuesday 26 Apr 2011
 

The brief from Hell

 
 
 
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Project code name NFC 


Primary challenges
The new building must be constructed 500m from its final location and be slid into place after completion.

Estimated weight
32,000 tonnes

Design life
100,000 years

Secondary challenges
Markings must be incorporated on the exterior to dissuade anyone from entering. This to take into account that current forms of communications may not exist in 100,000 years’ time.

Structure
Arch Shape Hanger, 8,000 sq m, height 50m
Carbon steel, lined inside and outside with stainless steel cladding

Timescale
Completion 2015

Budget
€1.6BN

Designs on a postcard please...

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