Kappl Village Center, Austria
The village center in Kappl, Tyrol, Austria includes three separate structures forming a U-shape. The total area of all three components is 911,118 ft³ and includes a café, retail shops, visitor’s center as well as a large multipurpose hall.
Municipality of Kappl, Austria
brenner + kritzinger architekten, Austria
Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Zangerle
Graduated consulting engineer for civil engineering
6555 Kappl, Austria
Model Parameters of Component A
Local materials such as natural stone masonry and larch wood were used in the construction. The upper green roof additionally forms a harmonious and flowing transition to the north-facing slope.
The building was designed by the architects Eva Brenner and Wolfgang Kritzinger. Rainer Zangerle was the engineer responsible for the structural analysis and design and utilized RFEM for this role.
The building is entirely constructed with reinforced concrete including the ceilings, walls, columns and supporting beams. The basement includes an underground parking garage. Above this underground level are 2 to 3 upper floors. The floor slabs are 17.72 in. thick on average with a thickness of more than 3 ft in some areas subjected to high shear loads such as wall and column locations. The structure was divided in components A - E for the structural analysis and design in RFEM. In addition to the typical loads such as self-weight and other applied loads, earth pressure is applied to the entire height of the building on the north side.
For the construction of the village center, the foundation of adjacent buildings was reconstructed, and the north-facing slope was stabilized utilizing injection anchors. The reinforced concrete building shell took 8 short months. After two years of total construction, the village center was completed and handed over to the owner, the municipality of Kappl.
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