City of Dreams, Macau: Maintenance Design in Ultra-Complex Structures

Isabella Pallavicini
Fly Service Engineering S.r.I., Milan

The issue of developing a safe and efficient access strategy considering the context of a complex shape was addressed in this presentation. In these cases, all envelope and structure maintenance operations need careful engineering strategies and planning to develop safe and efficient procedures while reaching and managing 100% of required surfaces. A good level of interaction with the architect is fundamental to achieving the best results in terms of integration and efficiency of the access system. The case study of City of Dreams in Macau, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, was illustrated, with the description of the solutions and technologies applied. How innovative technologies, such as rope access coupled with the development of bespoke devices and accessories can substantially improve safety, aesthetic impact, cost efficiency, building maintenance life cycle, comfort for operators, and energy saving was also discussed.

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