Double glass facade of the Deichtor Center in Hamburg

The company Steelwork of Berlin received the order for the double glass facade of the new building, Deichtor Center, with a facade area of ca. 6,000 m².

This architecturally very interesting, three-sided and ca. 35 m high construction was designed by a Hamburg architectural firm, BRT.

The company Steelwork, founded in 1993, used three vacuum lifting devices from Pannkoke Flachglastechnik GmbH simultaneously for this construction. Through the use of on-the-roof movable, mounted rope winches, the facade elements were moved by the three vacuum lifting devices, of the type Kombi 7011-DS, easily and exactly to their correct positions. The facade elements each had an average size of 3.60 x 1.35 m and a weight of ca. 100 kg. The entire job comprised around 1200 of these elements.

The battery-operated devices used have a maximum carrying capacity of up to 600 kg in accordance to the design. The size of the suction frame is approximately 1000 x 800 mm. In order to have them adapt to each element, the suction cups are mounted so as to be movable on the suction frame. The Kombi 7011-DS with its possibilities for extensions is very flexible because the suction frame is exchangeable. With that, it is possible to convert the Kombi 7011-DS to a Kombi 7011-DSG within a matter of minutes so that you can glaze curved elements.

The point glazing was done by the company Roschmann Glas GmbH. This enterprise also used a Kombi 7011-DS for their work. But as the individual panes were too large for the standard suction frame, the Kombi 7011-DS was equipped with additional extensions. Through the use of these simple to mount extensions, a greater stability is obtained.

Each of the extensions has a length of approximately 750 mm. By this construction, a maximum of approximately 2500 mm distance between the two suction cups is made possible, instead of the 1000 mm available through the use of the standard suction frame.

600450 Double glass facade of the Deichtor Center in Hamburg
Date: 11 July 2002
Source: Pannkoke

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