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Redesco Structural Engineering
IKEA Shopping Center, Nicosia (Cyprus)

IKEA Shopping Center, Nicosia (Cyprus)

Structure value conceptual and final structural design.
Client IKEA
Architect K.Maratheftis & K. Yiannouris – Architects – Engineers – Nicosia
Builder Vert & Blanc - Cyprus
Contruction year 2007 - 2007
Structure value 6.500.000 €

Cyprus high seismic and the space requirement  typical of an IKEA mall have been the Project featuring aspects since its conception, carring onto an over ground seismic isolated structure in which live lightness and high spans.

The center is composed of three main parts:

a   the elevated shopping center, which is composed of two adjacent buildings featuring the ground level above the underground parking, the first floor over a part only of the surface and the roof

b   the underground parking outside the shopping center

c   an office and service building located in the rear part of the shopping building

The aforesaid parts are separated by a structural.

The structural scheme of the elevated seismic resistant buildings is constituted of 3D frames integrated with horizontal and vertical bracings laid in the roof and in the facades respectively.

At the ground level the steel-concrete composite decks are supported on reinforced concrete columns and shear walls, protruding from the foundations, by pot type multidirectional sliding bearings along the facades and by fixed ones in the central area.

The roof structure, of warehouse and market area; is composed of main IPE 750x137 beams typically spanning 16.00 m and of secondary double  pitched cellular beams typically spanning 16.00 m or 24.00 m and set at 8.00 m centres.

An elevated U shaped platform with side trussed beams for supporting the mechanical equipment is laid over a part of the roof with spans of 16.00 and 24.00 m and a 16.00 m width. The side trusses are split in two shop welded parts jointed on site by means of pins.