Hoboken, Belgium
Office buildings Umicore
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PROJECT

06.020 | Office buildings Umicore

The new building consist out of a 30 cm thick concrete shell. It is a pile of 3 rotated boxes. The building is provided with only 11 columns, which are all placed with a certain inclination. There will be strong horizontal deformations due to the rotated positions of the boxes and the inclined columns. By adding an eccentric concrete core and by choosing well-defined positions of the columns, we have been able to reduce the deformations. An advanced 3D-model has been necessary to determine the short and long term horizontal deformations. We did also pay a lot of attention to the phasing of the form-work and the temporary forces.

PROJECT DATA
Mission
Complete mission for c & s engineering.
Study
2006-2007
Execution
2007-2009
Client
Umicore n.v.
Area
1.800m2
Architect
Conix Architects
Site
Hoboken, Belgium show on mapshow on map
Image credits
J.L. Deru
DISTINCTIONS
1st Prize Nemetschek Engineering User Contest 2009 - category Housing & Buildings.

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