VUT FEKT Auditorium, Brno
VUT FEKT Brno
Client: Hexaplan international, PROMED Brno, OHL ZS
Stage: All stages, from Conceptual Design to Shop Drawings
Design: 03/2009 - 02/2011
Design of steel structures of auditorium and four exterior staircases, from study to realization drawings and shop drawings of auditorium. The content of the concept stage was a study of the design of the superstructure, including the possibility of its cladding. The final design of the main supporting system is similar to the 65-year-old construction of the Brno Observatory dome.
The object of the auditorium is dome-shaped. Its diameter is 27 m, its height is 15 m. The main superstructure consists of 12 half-arches fixed into the top weldment and joined into the floor slab. Radially, the arcs are stiffened by 12 meridians and transverse braces in thirds. Large meridian spans are reduced by pairs of rods. The arches are made of IPE 450 section, meridians of SHS 140x140 section, rods are of L-shaped section and bracing are of CHS 51x4 section.
The project also included a design of a rectifiable substructure for a ceramic shell.