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Neue Konzepte im Holzbau mit Furnierschichtholz - Die Holztragkonstruktion des Metropol Parasol in Sevilla


Medium: journal article
Language(s): de 
Published in: Bautechnik, , n. 10, v. 88
Page(s): 707-714
DOI: 10.1002/bate.201101508

New concepts in timber structures with LVL plates - The timber structure of Metropol Parasol in Seville.

The most impressive part of the Metropol Parasol from a structural engineer’s point of view as well as from the visitor’s perspective is the 150 m long and up to 28 m high timber structure of the parasols made of multi-glued laminated veneer lumber (LVL) panels. Realisation succeeded due to several constructive innovations like 2-3 mm thick polyurethane coating, easy to install node details and the world premiere of tempered epoxy resin for glued-in rods in a timber construction. Beyond this, the article elucidates special questions concerning the structural design, production and assembly.

Keywords: laminated veneer lumber, gluing, polyurethane coating, tempered epoxy resin, bonded-in rods, iterative analysis

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