Eyecatcher building

Basel, Switzerland, 1998

  • Mobile lightweight five-story building, 15 m tall, tallest multistory GFRP building in the world
  • First use at a building fair, subsequently disassembled and reassembled at another location
  • Single-layer load-bearing GFRP envelope with integration of structural, building physical and architectural functions
  • Three GFRP frames composed of adhesively-bonded built-up sections as the main load-bearing structure, translucent aerogel-filled GFRP sandwich walls between the GFRP frames

References

Effect of Natural Weathering on Durability of Pultruded Glass Fiber-Reinforced Bridge and Building Structures

T. Keller; N. A. Theodorou; A. P. Vassilopoulos; J. De Castro 

Journal of Composites for Construction. 2016. Vol. 20, num. 1, p. 04015025. DOI : 10.1061/(Asce)Cc.1943-5614.0000589.

Towards structural forms for composite fibre materials

T. Keller 

Structural Engineering International. 1999. Vol. 9, num. 4, p. 297-300.

Eyecatcher
Telecast Menschen-Technik-Wissenschaft, broadcast station DRS (Switzerland), January 28, 1999
Later also on Pro7 (Germany) and 3Sat (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)

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