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Milano – EXPO 2015 Coverage system of the walkways

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The graphic images of the Masterplan Expo 2015 show for the coverage system of the walkways a light and simple structural system: the tent. After a series of computer graphics simulations (rendering and 3D movies) it was decided to adopt the following structural solution: – Horizontal tension structural system made with ropes of opposing curvatures … Continue reading »

FIRENZE – New High Speed Station


 Final design is based on architectural design by Sir N. Foster and structural design by ARUP. The Station, 500×52 m, is underground for 25 m: final design has changed the construction technology from bottom-up to top-down. The part above ground – having two suspended levels – is realized with steel arches spanning 172 m. Among … Continue reading »

Rome – New High Speed Station Tiburtina


The main structure is formed by a reticular spatial with layout dimensions of 340 metres longitudinally and 52 metres transversally. Corresponding with the longitudinal extremities the height of the reticular is gradually reduced from 3.6 metres to about 0 metres according to a double split profile. The reticular finds support in 20 points: on columns … Continue reading »

Torino – “Delle Alpi” Stadium


The Stadio delle Alpi in Turin has an an elliptical plan, three orders of stands disposed along the major sides of the stadium leaving two openings on the centerline of the curves. The roof panels are supported by columns anchored to the ground and joined with a ring of six steel cables. The coverage of … Continue reading »

Tripoli – Corinthia Hotel


The hotel is located on the Mediterranean coast of Tripoli, in the centre of the business area and near to the cultural centre of the city. The two towers of 100 and 70 metres are joined by a central body with a 40 metre span. Pdf Document

Torino – San Paolo Tower


The tower, whose construction will conclude in 2011, will have 39 floors and a height of 168 metres. The tower has no air conditioning tools as it will be built according to bio-architecture principles with technological solutions able to reduce energy consumption by a third and it will be totally covered with glass and crystal. … Continue reading »

Jesolo – Aquileia Tower


The design of the tower foresees the construction of 84 apartments on 22 floors and 73 metres high, as well as the ground floor (with double height) where there is the hall, some businesses and a cafeteria. The building develops on a symmetrical polygon layout, with lifts and stairs in the central nucleus. The structure … Continue reading »

Bologna – Unipol Tower

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The project regards the redevelopment of a former industrial area, joining the circumferential road and a shopping centre, with the construction of an office tower, a hotel, a cinema multiplex and shopping and services area. The construction of the following is foreseen: – an office tower of over about 13,000 square metres, with 25 floors. … Continue reading »

Bologna – New Civic Offices

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The new building develops over a total surface of 33 thousand square metres and is located behind the central railway station, where there was once a wholesale fruit and vegetable market. With the creation of commercial and service spaces in the area (shops, offices, services and sports facilities), the intervention contributes to the redevelopment of … Continue reading »

Roma – New Exhibition center

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The roofing system of the footbridge is formed by a multi-span tension structure with variable pitch from 48 to 53.6 metres. The suspended roofing is made from stainless steel sheets with 125 mm width and 15/10 mm thick arranged according to a catenary configuration and each separated by about 25 cm, so as to create … Continue reading »

Roma – Congress Center EUR


With the architectural design of M. Fuksas the congress centre is a structure that can be synthesized in the joining of 3 simple elements: the Teca, formed by a system of steel portals to create a box-shaped space containing the Nuvola; the Nuvola is an irregular shaped volume, created by using tubular profiles, accessible from … Continue reading »

Mosca – Acquapark


The building is formed by two overlooking towers that are based at about +107.8 metres and at the top, reach about +279.8 metres, for a total height of 172 metres. There is a single foundation for both towers and is made of a reinforced concrete cellular foundation, directly resting on the ground. The elevation of … Continue reading »

Milano – New Congress Center Portello


The project of the International Conference Centre regards the conversion of the exhibition spaces used in the Milan City Fair (pavilions 5 and 6) in a space for the integrated conferences with the already existing adjacent Conference Centre. The new Conference Centre will hold 18.000 people, with an auditorium, able to hold 1500 people and … Continue reading »

Classe (Ravenna) – Museum


The conceptual design of the structural system adopted for the new archaeological museum of Classe is addressed to the partial recovery of the walled structure of the existing complex of the Sugar refinery and the reconstruction of the demolished parts by making a structure both of steel and reinforced concrete. Pdf Document

Bologna – New Exhibition Hall 20


Pavilion P20 has 2 exhibition floors with 24x24m inferior mesh and 64m span of beams in the roofing. The reinforced beams are arranged transversally to the longitudinal axis and are on the top of the column-towers at a height of 21.45 metres. They are formed by box shaped beams, that form the upper current, obtained … Continue reading »

Bologna – New Exhibition Hall 18


The geometrical configuration of pavilion 18 in the layout is characterized by a central rectangular body (body C), with external dimensions of 100 metres according to the longitudinal axis (direction E-O) and 84 metres according to the transversal axis, in which body A is inserted (52m x 48m rectangular shape) on the east façade and … Continue reading »

Bologna – Pepoli Palace


From a distribution point of view, the project development consisted in structuring the new rooms destined for temporary exhibitions and to bond them organically into an easy to use museum route. Inside the iron tower, the rooms destined to hold the temporary exhibitions and the other initiatives foreseen by the scientific project have been placed … Continue reading »

Bologna – New Exhibition Hall 14-15

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Pavilions 14-15 are situated north-west of the Bologna fair area, with the aim of making this area a comparable size to an average fair area (over 60,000 m2). They are directly connected to pavilions 19-20 and 16-18 to form a single large exhibition space. The connection allows the use of space and facilities already present … Continue reading »

Athens – Hangar Olympic Airways


The parallel 300 m longitudinally oriented twin trusses, supported on three main transversal box girders, are positioned with a relative separation of 9,115 m. The trusses have a parabolic curved top flange, with a height varying from 3,5 meters at the ends to 12,5 meters at the center, and a bottom horizontal flange (fig.3). The … Continue reading »

Sweden – Bridge over the river Oxhalssundet


Railway and cycling-pedestrian bridge. Cable-stayed structure with inclined columns and high resistant closed steel spiral cables. The planking is essentially formed by two longitudinal beams composed of two box girders of S355 steel sheet of variable shapes. Pdf Document

Sassuolo – Footbridge over the river Secchia


The work in question is structured as a 5 span cable stayed bridge, 3 with spans of 40 metres and two of 20 metres, for a total of 160 metres, supported by 4 intermediate yards and by two extremity shoulders. The larger spans are supported, near the centre line, by 2 sets of cables, each … Continue reading »

Ravenna – Mobile bridge


1st category mobile bridge with two lanes and external pavements; closed bridge span: not less than 50 metres; open bridge intrados = 2.40 – 3.00 metres a.s.l. (average variation for tide h=0 .60 metres; 1.20metres maximum) for small boat traffic; maximum dimension of the units that can sail in the stretch of the Candiano channel … Continue reading »

Pesaro – Footbridge over the river Foglia

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The bridge with a span of about 100 metres, connects the two banks of the Foglia river, making a connection possible on the cycling-pedestrian path, between the areas of Tombaccia and Miralfiore. The conceptual choice is the one of a bridge with reticular planking, suspended by asymmetrical cables: this allows the crossing of the entire … Continue reading »

Korinthos – Railway Bridge


The bridge is part of the railway line that connects Korinthos to Patra and passes over the new road that also connects Korinthos to Patra. The bridge is composed of two spans of 45 metres and a central span of 170 metres. The central span is supported by two rectangular frames that have cables anchored … Continue reading »

Genova – Bridge over Polcevera river


A road bridge with two spans of 50 + 50 metres of 1st category with two lanes. The structure is of cables with mixed steel-concrete planking. The beams, columns and stay beams are made of tubular section composed of S355 steel plates. The protection against corrosion is obtained by galvanizing and painting. Pdf Document Papers: … Continue reading »

Bologna – Footbridge over the Highway A13

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Cycling-pedestrian footbridge over the Padova – Bologna motorway. An arch structure with eliminated pressure of a 100 metre span. The main structure is formed by a closed profile macro trestle composed of steel sheet; a radial system of cables supports the planking bringing the strain to just one point. The pressure originating from the struts … Continue reading »

Casalecchio di Reno – Second footbridge over the river Reno


The new footbridge over the Reno river connects the two banks covering a span of 100 metres. The architectural conception of the work is inspired by the shape of a swan, trying to imitate its lightness and elegance. With this aim, the steel structure has been optimized with various and innovative solutions so as to … Continue reading »

Casalecchio di Reno – First footbridge over the river Reno


A cycling-pedestrian footbridge with about 100 metre span. It is a suspended structure with supporting cables and opposing curvature stabilizers. The planking is supported by rope hangers with painted steel beams shaped as “gondolas”. The anchoring structure is formed by an A shaped trestle of steel tubes and tie beams of galvanized and painted spiral … Continue reading »

Venice – Marco Polo Stadium


A football stadium with mobile roofing. The structural system of this roof is essentially formed by: – main longitudinal arches with considerable span make up the main supporting structure. – lateral roofing of the stands which cover the stand areas of the external border and the longitudinal arch; the type adopted for this structure is … Continue reading »

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