Moritzplatz Demonstrator, Augsburg
The German "Digital Timber Construction" (DTC) Lab headed by Prof. Dr. Christopher Robeller has recently completed an impressive showcase of its research activities. It is a lightweight and environmentally friendly timber gridshell, which is part of the "Timber Structure Interface" (TSI) research project, built in Moritzplatz in the city of Augsburg, Germany.
|Design and Engineering||
Digital Timber Construction DTC, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
Team: Dr. Hamed Karimian A., Amin Adelzadeh, M.Sc., Prof. Dr. Christopher Robeller
CLTech GmbH Kaiserslautern
IngPunkt Ingenieurgesellschaft für das Bauwesen
|Research Support||Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (FNR), TSI - Timber Structure Interface, Grant ID 2220HV001X|
The timber gridshell was designed for the annual #Stadtgewaechs summer event, hosted by the municipal savings bank in Augsburg, and is a true eye-catcher. The timber extends over an impressive length of more than 49 ft, forming an elegant and modern structure.
The shell's load-bearing capacity and stability were analyzed using Dlubal's structural analysis software RFEM before fabrication was initiated.
In 2022, a similar project was conducted, which has been further developed for 2023 and enhanced by innovative expertise. Thus, it was possible to increase the span from 22.9 ft to 49.2 ft, and the shell's area was increased from 215.3 ft² to 1,367 ft².
Due to the larger scale, the responsible persons handed over the professional fabrication of the timber components and the assembly to the CLTech company in Kaiserslautern, Germany. To bridge the gap between research and actual construction, modern timber construction machines were deliberately integrated.
It is a very nice, successful construction project!
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