The model of the Dresden convention centre competition entry was made in a rapid prototyping process as early as in 1999. In a first step a styrofoam model was shaped by hand which in the next step was cut into slices. The profile slices were scanned, vectorised and then translated into a computer 3D model. The data of the 3D model was sent to a 4 axis CNC mill which cutted the form for a later deep drawing of the polcarbonate shell of the model. The result is what you can see on the screen. At this time the technique was preserved solely for the designing of automotives. This project was made by UMF-Architects in collaboration with the former office bgkk.