Markas Headquarters in Bolzano, Italy
ATP architekten ingenieure, in collaboration with Kauer Ingenieure, designed a spectacular building with an external supporting structure utilizing BIM.
Markas S.r.l., Bolzano, Italy
|Architecture, Structural Design, Technical Building Equipment Planning||
ATP architekten ingenieure, Innsbruck, Austria
KTB, Bolzano, Italy
Unionbau, Sand in Taufers, Italy
The structure, which is over 131 ft high, serves as the new headquarters for the service company Markas, located in Bolzano. Markas initiated the design project bid in 2016 and ATP presented the winning bid. It was the first building in Italy to receive the prestigious WELL Gold certification.
In addition to the architectural and structural design, ATP was responsible for planning the building’s technical equipment. ATP’s engineers utilized the RFEM finite element program to perform the structural analysis.
The V-shaped truss façade forms the main supporting structure in combination with the central access towers. The truss façade dominates the exterior view and allows for a column-free design and an open-floor layout.
The hybrid of reinforced concrete and steel members supports the entire building at the connection points. The external structure is exposed to extreme temperature differences, especially during the winter months. Therefore, the hybrid construction proved to be the optimal solution for the structural and fire protection requirements. The composite window façade with glass railings forms the building envelope and includes an offset distance of 7.87 in to the outer truss.
The structural design provides unobstructed office layouts and offers employees a panoramic view over the adjacent buildings to the picturesque Bolzano scenery.
Project LocationSchlachthofstrasse 61
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This article deals with rectilinear elements of which the cross-section is subjected to axial compressive force. The purpose of this article is to show how very many parameters defined in the Eurocodes for concrete column calculation are considered in the RFEM structural analysis software.
Entire 3D Model of Markas Headquarters (Left) and Truss Connection Stress Analysis in RFEM (Right, © ATP)
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The Concrete Design add-on combines all CONCRETE add-on modules from RFEM 5/RSTAB 8. Compared to these add-on modules, the following new features have been added to the Concrete Design add-on for RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9:
- Input of design-relevant specifications (effective lengths, durability, reinforcement directions, surface reinforcement) directly in the RFEM or RSTAB model
- Extensive input options for longitudinal and transverse reinforcement of members
- Detailed intermediate results for the design with specification of the equations of the applied standard for better traceability of the calculation
- New interaction diagram with interactive graphic for N, M, and M + N from cross-section design incl. output of the secant and tangent stiffness
- Design of the defined reinforcement in the ultimate limit state and serviceability limit state incl. graphical output of the design ratio for the respective component
- Automatic check of the defined reinforcement with regard to the construction or general reinforcement rules for reinforced member and surface components
- Cross-section design optionally with net values of the concrete section
- Design according to the Russian standard SP 63.13330
- What is the meaning of the two terms "Factorize provided reinforcement" and "Optimize provided reinforcement" in the concrete design?
- Can I switch the required reinforcement in the result tables from "mesh nodes" to "grid points?"
- Where can I find the materials for the corresponding National Annexes in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9?
- I have a roof structure resting on a steel column that runs to the foundations. The column runs through a perimeter wall that supports the false ceiling. A considerable part of the load from the roof is transferred to the wall. I want the steel column to carry all the vertical loads from the roof. How can I do it?
- Are the models and presentations from Info Day 2018 freely available, and can you send them to me?
- In RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces, I obtain a high amount of reinforcement in relation to a lever arm that is almost zero. How is such a small lever arm of internal forces created?
- What is the meaning of the superposition according to the CQC rule in a dynamic analysis??
- When converting from the manual definition of reinforcement areas to the automatic arrangement of reinforcement according to Window 1.4, the result of the deformation calculation differs, although the basic reinforcement has not been modified. What is the reason for this change?
- Does the program check the lap length of the vertical stirrups of a block foundation with smooth bucket sides?
- Why do I get a discontinuous area in the distribution of internal forces? In the area of the supported line, the shear force VEd shows a jump, which does not seems to be plausible.
Programs Used for Structural Analysis
Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements
Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)
Physical and geometrical nonlinear calculation of beam and plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete
Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members