Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium
Frans Masereel Centrum, founded in 1972, offers residencies and working spaces for 70 graphic designers, artists and critics who want to extend their knowledge in intaglio, 3D printing or lithography.In 2013, the center started the expansion with a new graphics studio, a darkroom and new exhibition rooms.
Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure, France
|Architect||LIST & Hideyuki Nakayama Architects|
Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium
To withstand the acting snow loads, the new pavilion at ground level has a conic shape where six triangles have been cut out.
A corridor which leads outside connects the extension with the existing building.
The walls with varying height between 2.3 and 5.9 m, are made of reinforced concrete and are filled with calcium silicate units.
The walls support a conic roof with a diameter of 29 m which uses the principle of the reciprocal structure with 7 rows. Therefore, no central support is needed.
The reciprocal structure consists of about 1,000 wooden beams with a section of 8 x 23 cm and a length of up to 6 m.
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3D-Modell und Foto vom Seilspielgerät „Globe“ (© Screenshot: Dipl.-Des. Heinz Bornemann, Bad Bentheim/© Image: Berliner Seilfabrik)
3D-Modell und Foto einer „Tetragode“ (© Screenshot: Dipl.-Des. Heinz Bornemann, Bad Bentheim/© Image: Berliner Seilfabrik)
Side view of the timber and steel structure of the airship with the 'umbrella' membrane (© Jan Slavík, DOX)
The material model Orthotropic Masonry 2D is an elastoplastic model that additionally allows softening of the material, which can be different in the local x- and y-direction of a surface. The material model is suitable for (unreinforced) masonry walls with in-plane loads.
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