At first glance, the seven-storey hotel in Nagold appears to be of average complexity – at least from a static point of view. As is so often the case, however, the pitfall lies in the detail. The extremely high number of interception and load diversion measures made special demands on the structural engineering of this project. These include, in particular, the bracing of stiffening walls by means of high suspensions as well as the arrangement of wall-like (cantilever) beams.
Small Building, Surprising Complexity
This complexity, surprising in view of the relatively small size of the building, is not least due to the relatively late involvement of the structural engineer in the planning process. It only took place after the completion of the architectural competition, which envisaged a variety of different uses on the individual levels.
Schwille Architektenpartnerschaft mbB, Reutlingen/Germany
2009 − 2011
2011 − 2012
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural planning (WP 1 − 6)
Karl Huber, Nagold/Germany