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Steel Core

Reversible steel frame

Steel Core
0.6

element

November 2021, finished.

Summary

The steel structure acts as the main vertical load-bearing part of the GTB Lab. The over-dimensioning means that future transformations will not be a problem.

Details

The design of the load-bearing part of the GTB Lab 'core' is oversized to allow future adaptations to be connected to the steel frame. It is built entirely with nuts and bolts to be reversible.

The steel structure is strategically located in the centre of the building. This allows changes to be made to the sides and supports the ability to bring daylight and fresh air into the centre of the building.

Design

4D Architects

Manufacturer

Andy Tullemans Constructiebedrijf B.V.

Manufacturing location

Franklinstraat 8, Weert, The Netherlands

Materials

Dimensions

Length:

Width:

Height (or depth):

Thickness:

12 200 mm

4 700 mm

2 500 mm

Shape

Surface damage

Hazardous materials

None

Material history

2021 - produced and assembled by Tullemans

Circularity data

Reversible BIM: the 3D color-coded model visualizes the reuse potential per element.
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Reuse Potential:

Recovery option

0.6

Reuse by repair

Embodied mass:

Embodied carbon:

13,35 ton

20,69 ton CO2

No. of elements:

No. of relations:

No. of disassembly steps:

No. of standardized relations:

84

Avoided waste:

Avoided carbon:

Steel Core

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Remaining Technical Life Cycle:

98 year

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