MUCEM: The builder's perspective

Author(s): P. Mazzacane, R. Ricciotti, F. Teply, E. Tollini, D. Corvez
Paper category: Symposium
Book title: RILEM-fib-AFGC International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): F. Toutlemonde, J. Resplendino
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-130-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-131-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications S.A.R.L
Pages: 3 - 16
Total Pages: 14
Language: English

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, designed by Rudy Ricciotti, is the first building in the world to make such extensive use of UHPFRC. The tree-like façade columns, brackets and bridges decks of the perimeter footbridges, façade and roof lattices, 115 and 69m long pedestrian footbridges and even the protective covers to the prestressing anchorage points all make use of this material. Its suitability for a building located in a port area subject to sea spray is undeniable. However, the use of UHPFRC for the supporting elements of a building open to the public posed a number of problems, particularly with regard to its resistance to fire and seismic activity. Given the systematic use of prefabrication, the assembly techniques are also unusual, not only for the UHPFRC elements but also for the floors.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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