3-Dimensional Free Forms
These structures are commonly known as Grid Shell Structures. The Geometry is a ‘Free Form’ shape and needs to be curved in order to provide inherent stiffness. The steel structure can be made using single elements, with bolted nodes, or can be welded in ladder segments.
Hotel ART Rotana | Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
The Five-Star ART Rotana Hotel is located on Amwaj Island, a reclaimed island to the North of Manama. Each room faces the sea. Lindner scope: Canopy (1,650 m²): Existing of a single layer freeform steel structure of RHS tubes and solid steel nodes. Supported by 3.5 cones (bottom dia. approx. 2m), a lobe and a couple of wall supports at hotel building. Cladded with a mix of insulated aluminium and glass panels above lobby area and non-insulated aluminium and glass panels for outside lobby area. Facade (520 m²): Forming a 10m high curved entrance lobby underneath canopy lobe. Insulated glass panels (1.8m x 2.6m) supported by main mullions and horizontal bracings. Architectural mullions installed for visual effects.
Izmir Airport | Izmir, Turkey
Four Funnel Structures, called "Elephant feet" by our client TAV International from Turkey, are designed with pipe elements. Pipe cross-section selection is an architectural decision as well as the choice of pipe cross-sections provide the structural rigidity which limits horizontal displacements under seismic loads. Full penetration welding is used at nodes located at half length of the elephant feet from the bottom. Site welding is kept at minimum by pre-production of the several separate parts between each node level before installation at the factory. Following completion of welding works, intumescent fire proofing application done on site. Interior glazing system designed with mechanical glass fixing only from top and bottom edges, with fixings connected to the horizontal steel ring element. After completion of the glass installation, the top of the funnel structures (Elephant Feet) is closed with a membrane roof to provide protection against rain and sun but the top connection between membrane structure and main roof of the terminal left open to provide natural air ventilation inside the structure.
Award for Brick Architecture goes to Bremer Landesbank
22.11.2017 - The Fritz-Höger-Award for brick architecture was awarded in October for the fourth time. The international architecture award has the intention of moving brick construction into the focus of builders. Being a representative of North-German brick architecture, whose constructions developed into ture brick icons over the decades, Fritz Höger quickly chosen as a namesake for the award. read more
Customized facades for the new Bracknell town center
26.10.2017 - The redevelopment of the town centre in the 55,000 inhabitant city Bracknell in the southwest of London included the construction of 580,000 sq ft retail and leisure site area with new, conspicuous retail buildings with complex façade and roofing designs. read more
Flower Ornamentation on the Facade
14.06.2017 - With the residential and business building “Blumenhaus” (Flower House), Wiel Arets Architects seeks to create an architectural contrast between the otherwise rather rough surroundings in the former industrial area in central Zurich. The Facade elements with worked-in flower silhouettes have been produced and installed by Lindner Fassaden GmbH. read more