Overview

The primary objective of ACORN is to drive acceptance of a new culture in the construction industry, one that embraces the concept of using enough material – and no more – in order to enhance sector-wide sustainability and productivity.

It will achieve this through the development of an end-to-end digital process for automated off-site manufacture of non-prismatic concrete elements.
It is a research project funded by UKRI through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) – Transforming Construction scheme.

The ACORN Pavilion will use an end-to-end digital design and fabrication process.
It will use robotic-controlled adaptive moulds to cast non-prismatic, reinforced concrete building elements (beams, columns, slabs).

It will use just enough material … AND NO MORE!