Technical centre for vehicle technology, University of Applied Sciences Dresden
At full throttle for research
Vehicle halls and workshops with engine test stands, bridge cranes and track cranes, a vibration test stand and a lecture theatre: the technical centre offers the best conditions for practical studies and vehicle technology research. The extremely varied room heights result in a highly displaced supporting structure.
In addition, the curved roof cladding which protrudes beyond the outer facade with a radius of two metres is a defining architectural design element. The load of the steel and concrete ceiling is borne by the steel and concrete frames and wall panels that form these curves.
This also applies to the steel and concrete panels of the unsupported foyer, above which five metres of the top floor hover. The planning of openings that were suitable for the static load flow was a particular challenge.
Thanks to timely co-operation with the building company, the planning process and building construction were successfully aligned allowing the construction to proceed with almost no complications.
- Structural Engineering