Centre Georges Pompidou-Metz，巴黎，法国
|Structural Engineering||Structural timber design:
CH-8733 Eschenbach, Germany
Shigeru Ban Architects Europe together with
Jean de Gastines Architectes
Length: 100 m | Width: 100 m | Height: 38 m
Nodes: 29,998 | Members: 40,611 | Materials: 19 | Cross-Sections: 108
The building is a branch of the museum of modern and contemporary arts "Centre Georges Pompidou" in Paris, one of the most significant museums worldwide. It represents an oversized Chinese straw hat that is pierced by three big tubes, consisting of reinforced concrete, stacked on top of each other.
The roof structure is made of timber beams and consists of intersecting multi-layer chords. The curved glued-laminated beams are connected by prestressed threaded bars and disk springs in the points of intersection. In this way, the structural transmission of forces in the joints is ensured by friction. The parallel running chords are connected to each other by plywood panels and screw threads. Thus, they have the effect of a Vierendeel truss with semi-rigid connections.
In addition to RSTAB, the following add-on modules were used:
TIMBER, DYNAM, RSBUCK