Port Terminal

Port Terminal

Port Terminal

Port Terminal

Port Terminal

Port Terminal
in Norderney

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.

Port Terminal
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 in the construction 417.45 tCO2
Avoided CO2 in the construction 500.94 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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