mconnect – new building to replace Franzburg single-space sports hall

8. April 2020

Space frames are multifunctional structures and are one of the fundamental design principles in architecture. They provide column-free spans over large spaces and are able to transfer forces extremely efficiently with a minimum use of materials. The Franzburg single-space sports hall uses a space structure in a roof truss design, comprising top chords, cross and vertical members and tie beams. Our unobtrusive tension and compression rod system mconnect has been installed as a tie and bracing structure. The tie beams were built using system sizes M42 and M27 while the horizontal bracing structure was installed using system size M12. The use of high-strength tension members allows cost-effective, architecturally ambitious space frames to be created. Wooden truss structures in a space frame design are an ideal solution for sports halls, swimming pools, multifunctional buildings, indoor riding arenas and challenging industrial buildings.

The new single-space sports hall building provides Franzburg with a modern school campus. The aim is to use the sports hall primarily for school sports, although the general public will also use it for leisure sports activities. 32 metres long and 15 metres wide, the hall features a slightly inclined ridged roof with a skylight dome in the ridge. Annexes are located on the long sides of the building.