In terms of structural engineering, this project was very challenging because, with an existing building on one side, the depth available for the primary steel structure was limited. That led to the bridges being very prone to vibration. Furthermore, the differential movement of the two buildings on either side and the expansion behaviour of the bridges has to be accommodated by the adjoining unitised façades.
Once again, the use of highly diverse materials such as steel, glass, aluminium and GFRP, the precision in fabrication and an ingenious erection concept plus the short completion time confirm seele’s all-round expertise.
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