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

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 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

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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 »

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

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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 »

Milano – New Congress Center Portello

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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 »

Bologna – New Exhibition Hall 20

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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

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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 – 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

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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 »