Creating the Scorpion Tower’s Silky Aesthetic
Clip: Episode 1 | 1m 24s
The exoskeleton of Zaha Hadid’s Scorpion Tower, officially known as One Thousand Museum, is created using glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). Typically used as a decorative covering, these GFRC panels are instead being used as formwork — a mold for the concrete — to help support the structure and to create the smooth, luxurious finish from Hadid’s design.
Aired: 02/07/18 |
Watch Full length
More Extras From This Episode
Buck Hoists Play an Essential Role in Building the Tower
Clip: Ep1 | 3m 5s
The Team Stumbles Upon a Problem Inside the Building
Clip: Ep1 | 2m 38s
Ep4 | 55m 6s | WETA Passport
Ep5 | 55m 7s | WETA Passport
The Floating House
Ep3 | 55m 1s | WETA Passport
More Culture Shows
- Independent Lens
Independent Lens is America’s home for independent documentary film.
Independent filmmakers present unique stories and characters with a point of view.
- Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March
Explore the fight against Asian American hate following the March 2021 mass shootings.
- Making Black America
This four-hour series introduces a vibrant world at the heart of the Black experience.
- America ReFramed
Brings to life compelling stories illuminating the contours of our ever-changing country.
See how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically in the modern South.