30 MAY 2023

SHELL CONSTRUCTION

THE SHELL OF THE SHOWROOM IN HERFORD WAS DEFINITELY A CHALLENGE IN TERMS OF PLANNING:
due to the size of the structure and the spans of the main steel structure, the action of various load cases can result in considerable deformations, which the façade must be able to absorb.
The shell consists of a statically optimized, 8.1m spanning transom construction between the main supporting structure. The steel supporting shells form the substructure for the standing seam system roof, which on the inside forms the exhibition space flush with the surface using galvanized perforated sheets. On the outside, this skin is created by the same screwed-on perforated sheets, which are clamped onto mounting rails. Despite the compact overall structure of 31.5 cm, the construction meets all the requirements of thermal, acoustic and sound insulation.
Inside and outside, galvanized perforated sheets with various perforations form the finish and characterize both the exhibition space and the overall appearance of the building.

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PHOTOCREDITS: LORENZATELIERS