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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 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.

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.

Structural Engineering
Hall & Roof
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