D4S were tasked with designing the whole structure of the manège, which is a set of glulam portal frames supported by shallow foundations. The foundations consist of reinforced concrete (RC) bases under the glulam columns and to reduce the size of the bases they have been connected by RC ties in the direction of the portal frames to improve their slide efficiency. The perimeter of the building consists of RC strip foundations to support the glazed façade, along with RC plinths provided below the columns and RC upstands along the glazed façade. An MC layer of variable thickness has been placed underneath the strips and bases to take the foundation level below any existing root where required.
The stability of the building in the direction perpendicular to the portal frames is provided by crossed rod bracing’s and the stability of the portal frames during the construction, was provided by temporary works until the bracing system was installed.
Our construction modelling team, designed the 3D fabrication model for curtain walling for All Glass Systems.