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Company Cafeteria in Ditzingen - The Construction of the Roof

Even as early as the initial studies for the new canteen, the determining feature of this jointly used room was a wide-span roof. The basic polygonal shape suggests an examination of vari-ous structures and design modes which take nature as an example: the composition of leaves, sponges, honeycombs and various cell systems was analysed. The final result of these consid-erations was a steel and wood composite construction that combines the respective advantages of these two types – thereby allowing a significantly greater span compared with a purely wooden structure.

This article is taken out of the following magazine:
DETAIL 1+2/2009

Roofs (also available as English Edition 2/2009)

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