Foundations Of The 'Kö-Galerie' In Düsseldorf Using Top/Down Building Technologies

Arz, P.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1989
With a total of five basement levels, ground floor and a further six levels above grade, construction of the Kö-Galerie building, on the Königsallee, in the centre of Düsseldorf, was completed with all the difficulties which accompany property development today in the inner city. To meet the intermediate and final deadlines, ad­vanced building techniques were used. Notable among them are the top/down method for simultaneous construction upwards and downwards from an intermediate level, and the use of pre-fabricated composite columns in drilled shafts for the main load-bearing foundations as well as diaphragm walls designed as permanent structural wall of the basement.
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