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JKU - Kepler Hall

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City, Country Linz, Austria
Year 2017–2020
Client BIG Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft
Architect Riepl Riepl Architekten
Services Structural Engineering
Facts GFA: 3,000 m² | Length: 103 m | Width: 33 m | Total area: 3,000 m²

The Kepler Hall welcome centre is located at the campus entrance on a total area of 3,000 square meters, including an outdoor area. It is used flexibly and accommodates, among other things, a sports and multi-purpose hall, a fitness centre and a sauna area. The generously covered outdoor areas can be used for various events, such as an open-air cinema or a weekly market.

The building extends over a length of 103 m and a width of 33 m and has a partial basement. Inside the building, in addition to a spacious access floor above a small part of the floor area, there is another upper floor. The roof construction, designed as a flat roof, protrudes throughout the building. On the east side, it is supported by two additional external supports and protrudes 17 m above the building envelope.

The primary girders of the roof are block-glued glued laminated timber beams encamped on clamped reinforced concrete precast columns. The roof racks are 33 m long and span 22 m in the field. All other components, such as floor slab, walls, ceilings and columns, were designed in reinforced concrete and had to meet mostly exposed concrete requirements.

Structural Engineering
Hall & Roof
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