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Customer Project | The Hanging Gardens of Zug, Switzerland

📣 Presenting Semiramis – The Hanging Gardens of Zug, Switzerland

🗼 The tower is supported by steel columns, and the plant bowls, with up to 10 meters in diameter, are crafted from cross-laminated timber panels.

The visionary team at Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, developed a fully robotic assembly process with four robots working simultaneously for positioning the cross-laminated timber panels with millimeter precision. 🔨

The TS3 cast resin, developed by Timbatec in collaboration with ETH Zurich and Bern University of Applied Sciences, joints the cross-laminated timber panels together, without the compression acting on the faces. This innovative process, which has been originally used for floor slabs, made it possible to create the structures such as "Semiramis".

The design involved a wind flow analysis in a digital wind tunnel of #RWIND Simulation that allowed to assess the wind pressure, suction forces, and resonance effects along and across the wind direction acting on the structure of slender columns and plant bowl shells. 📊

ℹ Discover more about this extraordinary project:
https://www.dlubal.com/en-US/downloads-and-information/references/customer-projects/001209

📐Gramazio Kohler Research
🔗gramaziokohler.arch.ethz.ch

🏗️ Timbatec Holzbauingenieure Schweiz AG
🔗www.timbatec.com

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