New Cologne headquarters – facade shoring K1
The goal of this project was to gut the building preserved as a monument and retain the facade together with its cornices and stone coping. To support the building, we used free- standing support towers with foot beams anchored in the foundations. The facade was attached to the support towers with threaded rods, double-U sections, and timber lining (resistant to tension and compression).
The support structure for the cornices consisted of frame supports, steel tubes, tubular steel lattice constructions, and HEB sections. Creating the foundations proved arduous because of the building’s proximity to the Rhine River, supply lines, and old foundations. The shoring was in service for over two years, necessitating regular checks and possible corrections to the attachment points.