An Eye-Catching Car Park for the New Fairground in Stuttgart, Germany
|Veröffentlicht in:||Structural Engineering International, November 2009, n. 4, v. 19|
A complete new fairground was built in Stuttgart just on the doorstep of the International Airport. Part of the fairground is a multi-storey car park. This car park is a steel and steel concrete composite construction with a total length of 440 m, a width of 100 m and a height of up to 22 m. It is positioned like a bridge over a very busy highway and a new railroad track for Germany's high speed train ICE. Due to the remarkable position it became the eye-catching landmark for the new fairground in Stuttgart. Due to the fact that the highway traffic should not be affected by the erection, the main parts of the construction were launched over the highway, while the traffic was still in full progress. More than 5,500 tons of steel and concrete structure where moved about 170 meters. With a speed of 6 m per hours, six separate moves were necessary to place the structure into the final position. The car park was opened to the public on June 12 th 2007 and contains space for more than 4,000 cars. In September 2007 the construction company received the European award for steel structures 2007 for this extraordinary building. This paper describes the structure of the car park, the concept of the fire protection, an interesting detail and the erection of the structure.
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