Library Building in Berlin, Germany
jlcg arquitectos, Lda
34740,00 m 2
In the conceptual structure of this building existed a strict respect for the architecture. Thus constructive materials and methods used were chosen to guarantee the high pattern of quality and durability, rationalizing the structural schemes in order to obtain global solutions in an economic manner.
The building that consists of one basement and eight floors had, as its basic characteristic, a structural span of approximately 8.0x10.0m, bulky slab in concrete, directly supported by metallic pillars constituted by type H profiles and various concrete walls, which reassure the global braking of the building and its resistance to horizontal actions.
With the exception of this basic scheme and in some punctual cases it was necessary, due to architectonic reasons, to suppress one pillar in some of the floors. What was envisioned was the structural transition in between upper and lower floors; these transition elements were truss beams in metallic structure, incredibly robust, capable of assuring an effective support of intermediate pillars of the upper levels.