The Gira production and office building in Radevormwald consists of two almost identical halls. The dimensions of each hall are 71.5 x 22.5 m in plan. Its interior is completely column-free due to the characteristic steel arch construction of the supporting structure on the first floor.
Steel Arch Construction for a Column-Free Storey
The supporting structure itself is composed of welded sheets. The two-hinged frame consists of flexurally rigidly connected frame stems and frame rails. These are hinged at the base points.
Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the project.
Ingenhoven Architekten, Düsseldorf/Germany
1999 − 2000
2000 − 2001
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 6 + 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Giersiepen, Anlagen-, Verwaltungs- und Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG, Radevormwald/Germany
H.G. Esch, Hennef/Germany
Preis des Deutschen Stahlbaus 2004