Roofing of Montpellier - South of France TGV Station

Author(s) : M. Mimram, M. Bonera, G. Barrau, P.Mazzacane
Paper category : Proceedings
Book title : UHPFRC 2017 Designing and Building with UHPFRC: New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards
Editor(s) : F. Toutlemonde & J. ResplendinoT.Ch.
Print-ISBN : 978-2-35158-166-7
e-ISBN : 978-2-35158-167-4
Publisher : RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year : 2017
Pages: 837 - 856
Total Pages : 20
Language : English

Abstract: The roof covering the new Montpellier - South of France TGV station is made of a perforated mineral latticework comprising 115 modular and self-supporting elements in precast white UHPFRC known as “palmes” – allowing the strong southern light to be filtered. These perforated double-cambered elements, in line with the long tradition of glazed vaults in reinforced concrete, have a width of 5 cm and span 20 m. This UHPC layer homogenously ensures durability, protection from sun and rain, and provides natural ventilation of the concourse thanks to the joints between the palmes: a watertight cover-structure. The palmes required the development of a UHPFRC new mix, the White Ductal B3 FI 1.75 % and were subject to a procedure of Technical Experimental Evaluation validated by the CSTB. All roofing elements (10,000 m² in total) were prefabricated within 5 months and installed with tight geometrical requirements in only 2 weeks.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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