The harbour terminal on Norderney impressively demonstrates what original and unusual supporting structures can be implemented using modern timber engineering. Thus, for the realisation of the ferry pier, a shell-like, organic form was designed that fits perfectly into the island’s surroundings. The roof construction of the terminal consists of glulam arch girders as well as individually prefabricated, partly conical glulam and X-LAM elements. The timber constructions with their high degree of prefabrication were also ideally suited for the very limited construction and assembly time.
at a glance
Individual roof construction
made of wooden elements
The curved structure of the terminal, whose building envelope was constructed with reinforced concrete walls, was to find its counterpart in the roof construction. For this reason, the roof was planned radially and in the form of two shell circles running in opposite directions, which are connected to each other via an intermediate structure. For this purpose, we manufactured a self-supporting arched truss construction with axis-related, individual curvatures. The result was a 4,000 m2 free-span hall. Due to the multitude of individual ceiling elements made of X-LAM and glulam, there is no repetition factor – this construction is and remains unique.
|Building project||Port Terminal Frisia, Norderney, Am Hafen 1, 26506 Norddeich|
|Wooden constructions||Glulam arch supports, glulam and X-LAM elements|
|Construction time||June 2015 until November 2017|
|Usable area||4,000 m2|
|Volume of the wooden components||550 m3|
|Stored CO2||419 tCO2|
|Avoided CO2||387 tCO2|
|Regrowth speed in german forests||17 minutes|
|Building owner||AG Reederei Norden-Frisia|
|Assembly||Langanke Zimmerei & Holzbau GmbH, D-Aschendorf, www.langanke-zimmerei.de
Zimmerei Günther Wiechmann GmbH, D-Rechtsupweg
Sven zur Mühlen – Zimmerei Meisterbetrieb, D-Westerstede
|Architects||Ingenieurbüro Ewald Lorek, D-Leer (Ostfriesland)|
|Statics and structural design||Heinz Lunte GmbH, www.lunte-statik.de|
|Work planning, timber joinery and delivery of timber elements||DERIX-Group|
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