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Sihlhof University-Zurich, Switzerland

Sihlhof University is located in Zurich, Switzerland. It was designed by Lorenzo Giuliani and Christian Honger of Giuliani.honger architektin. It was engineered by Luchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure. It serves a dual purpose as a business school and pedagogical academy.

The building is a massive concrete structure. Architects used projections and recessions of a rectangular nature. The building has two load bearing cares. Ceiling slabs support the loads of transposed levels. The wall system includes windows with two layers of sealed glass. The wallas are wrapped in two layers of concrete with a layer of insulation in between. Pins placed horizontally span the three layers to provide lateral bracing.  The roof includes a concrete slab with a stainless steel grate system to drain water. In some portions of the roof there is a space for planting. The upmost part of the roof is supported by steel beams and includes a skylight system.

  

Sources: DETAIL MAGAZINE, College in Zurich, 2007 Volume 4

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Written by Carlos Rodriguez

January 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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