Steel construction for 460 m² photovoltaïc cells.
As a showcase for the manufacturer of photovoltaic cells, a structure was designed on which 280 solar panels could be installed. The curved structure gives it a light and playful character.
The arches have a length of 20.38m and the whole is 21m wide. The construction was founded on a plate with tensile and compressive piles. The wind load on the 5 curved main beams is derived via a truss structure to the two only available supports in the rear building. By means of a dynamic analysis the system's natural frequencies were determined and compared with the frequencies of the dynamic wind loads in order to prevent resonance phenomena.