Swiss Re “Gherkin” Building Model
Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) where approached by Sir Norman Foster (Foster and Partners)
Foster and Partners wanted a model to aid their bid for tender.
MNL produced a Stereolithography (SLA) model, due to the size of the model it was built in four sections on a SLA 500 3D printing machine; this was for a visual aid not a functional purpose.
The individual section were glued and fabricated to make a fully assembly of the building.
Built in 2 days.