PROYECT: International Competition
LOCATION: Czechowice-Dziedzice, Katowice, Poland.
TYPOLOGY: Multifunctional building for Public Library and City Hall.
MATERIALS: Brick arch vaults and Structural steel.
DESCRIPTION: brick arch vaults with a maximum span of 10m and Steel girders and tubular staggered columns.
STRUCTURAL DESIGN: GmasP Engineering & Architecture.
DESIGN ROOF INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLATION: GmasP Ingeniería y Arquitectura.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: EovaStudio.
AWARDS: 1st Position.
PUBLICATIONS: AV Proyectos nº059, “Young spanish teams”, 2013, p 32-35 & ARKITECKTURA murator nº 226
Multifuncional building that includes the Public Library and the City Hall of Czechowice-Dziedzice. The main structural scheme is made with steel girders and tubular staggered columns. The secondary structure that carries the loads to the girders is made with brick arch vaults with a maximum span of 10m. The horizontal forces counteract each other by means of steel bars every 3m joining both vault ends. Horizontal stability is provided by vertical cross bracings in the blind façades. Skylights are solved with structural carpentry and steel girders.
Interesting Links: AV Proyectos “Young Spanish Teams”