Schlagwerk's production hall with Kerto LVL frames

Schlagwerk – hall for producing musical instruments

Location Brückenstraße 10, 73333 Gingen Germany
Building Year 2014
Architect Rapp Architekten, Ulm
Structural Design Müllerblaustein
Customer Schlagwerk Percussion
Products Used Kerto LVL, Glulam
Type Industrial And Agricultural Buildings

Frames made of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber)

​​​Challenge 

Schlagwerk produces musical instruments, especially drums, and they needed new production facilities. The challenge was to build a hall of 1,600m² with a large and open interior space without a supporting structures in the middle. Therefore, the frames would need to be load-bearing and strong.

Solution

The frames of Schlagwerk's hall are made of Kerto LVL and glulam. The wooden rib elements are 12 m long and 2 m wide. The main advantages of Kerto LVL – its long span length, lightness and strength – made it possible to build the spacious hall without additional support.

Results

The hall was built with large wood elements which shortened the erection time. The pre-fabricated elements were bought to the site by lorry and they could be installed immediately. Building with elements also reduced the construction costs.

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