New Secondary School Building in Laupheim, Germany

Structures Analysed with Dlubal Software

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Customer Project

To build a new grammar and secondary school in Laupheim, Germany, the city of Laupheim organized an architectural competition, which won the Herrmann + Bosch Architekten studio from Stuttgart.

Structural Engineering Ingenieurbüro Rohmer GmbH, Laupheim, Germany
www.statics-rohmer.com
Architect Herrmann + Bosch Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany
www.herrmann-bosch.de
Construction FIDES Projekt GmbH, Ulm, Germany
www.fides-projekt.com
Investor City of Laupheim, Germany

Model

They designed a three-story building having the following maximum dimensions:

Length: ~ 58 m | Width: ~ 56 m | Height: ~ 16 m
Number of Nodes: 3,328 | Lines: 4,755 | Members: 122 | Surfaces: 1,339 | Openings: 96 | Materials: 3 | Cross‑Sections: 6

The building forms a ring with an inner courtyard of approximately 17 m x 24 m.

The German engineering office Rohmer GmbH, a long-term customer of Dlubal Software, was in charge of the structural planning.

The reinforced concrete structure was entered as a 3D model in RFEM to take into account the spatial co‑action of the stiffening wall and floor surfaces. In this way, the building stability could be sufficiently ensured.

One of the special challenges of this project was that some of the stiffening shear walls could not be built to reach the foundation. In addition, due to the inappropriate soil, a pile foundation was required.

The reinforced concrete surfaces and members have been additionally designed in the RF‑CONCRETE add‑on module.

Anton Rohmer, responsible for structural planning, says: “Under the given conditions, and due to the building geometry, only a 3D calculation could provide realistic and efficient results.”

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