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.
Luxury with fantastic view
05.04.2018 - Right in central London, three impressive towers have been built. With a height of up to 85 metres, they provide generous space for a great variety of apartments and business areas. Lindner Facades Ltd produced and installed the element facade, balustrades, sliding doors as well as various individual work at the entrance and roof areas. read more
Terracotta in White City
22.03.2018 - Shortly ago, the last piece of Lindner Facade´s terracotta facade was fixed to the new Block F of Imperial College in London White City. read more
Think Pink, build exceptional
22.02.2018 - As part of an urban development project named R7, a colorful office building with 14,400 m² was built in London’s district King’s Cross. On the ground floor, next to a cinema, there are also spacious business and catering areas. Lindner designed, produced and installed the building´s facade system. read more