'Let's shape the future together' is the slogan of Dutch company CIG Architecture. It cooperates with the world's most reputed artists and architects to turn their unique designs into reality. The company's constructions are recognisable for their complex and organic shapes.
Using the latest 3D-modelling techniques, CIG Architecture is able to support customers from start to finish by trying to create the impossible.
With its roots in shipbuilding, the company really has found a way to be a pioneer in 'one-off', 'free-form constructions. CIG Architecture has managed to apply advanced shipbuilding techniques and production methods to general construction. The lightweight and strong monocoque constructions it creates allow architects to realise slender and curved designs that weren't possible before. Craftmanship and digital-3D innovations come together in CIG Architecture's factory, where ordinary flat steel plates are turned into 3D-curved shapes to create the stunning buildings and sculptures. With 40 years of experience, the business's team always finds a way to realise an artist's dreams - not only in steel, but also in every thinkable material.
Unburdening the artist or architect throughout the realisation process is CIG Architecture's core strength. Its motivated and proactive team oversees projects, and is able to realise them within certain boundaries that are communicated to clients. They start by combining their knowledge to create a general production proposal, including a practical on-site building plan. A 3D model, based on the initial design, is created during this early stage as well, allowing CIG Architecture to optimise the shape for economical, strength or aesthetic purposes, without harming the original appearance. Once the client agrees with the plan and budget, the company will realise it, reaching the highest standards of quality.
CIG architecture always keeps an eye on the design to make sure the final construction or sculpture is strong and safe to use. If necessary, they can optimise, analyse and check the construction, according to the applicable safety codes, using up -to-date finite element software.
For fabrication, CIG Architecture only works with qualified craftsmen to make sure the quality meets its clients' expectations. The customer is involved during the fabrication process, and is kept up to date throughout, with the chance to approve certain elements. After fabrication, the company can also arrange transport to a site and installation. This makes CIG Architecture the one-stop partner for realising unique designs.