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Galileo Satellite Control Centre, Germany

Galileo Satellite Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany - The outside of the building resembles a medieval fortress. The facade is comprised of window openings as well as pre-determined regular tie points and horizontal pilaster strips.
Galileo Satellite Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany - In spite of the very tight schedule, the PERI formwork solution ensured that the complicated geometry of the three inclined towers could be realized extremely accurately.
Galileo Satellite Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany - Working platforms with table modules and MULTIPROP towers extended upwards parallel with construction progress. This meant that accurate and safe forming could be carried out at all heights.
Galileo Satellite Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany - The three inclined reinforced concrete towers have different floor plan cross-sections with a number of radii transitions.
Galileo Satellite Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany - At the PERI assembly hall, the 3D formwork elements were accurately assembled. The extremely high dimensional accuracy meant valuable time could be saved during forming.
Galileo Satellite Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany - The suspension points for the KG 180 working platforms were integrated into the tie points. Additional unsightly features in the finished concrete surface were thus avoided.
Galileo Satellite Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany - Extremely attractive facade design with neatly arranged joint and tie pattern along with distinctive window recesses featuring angled reveals and horizontal pilaster strips.
Galileo Satellite Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany - Perfect concrete surfaces on an extraordinary building.

Project data

Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Monolithic structure using architectural concrete

Length: 48 m
Height: 15 m
Span: 42 m
Footprint: 1.800 m²

Architects: Schultes Frank Architekten, Berlin; aichner kazzer architekten, Munich

Requirements

Complicated shapes of architectural concrete quality:

  • minimum number and defined positioning of the tie points on the tunnel supports
  • low number of joints
  • defined tie and joint pattern with horizontal pilaster strips in the wall areas
  • striking window recesses with angled reveals
  • smallest radii up to 35 cm

Customer

Dechant Hoch- und Ingenieurbau GmbH & Co.KG, Weismain

Customer's benefit

  • Construction completed on schedule with high dimensional accuracy and perfect architectural concrete results.
Stefan Schütz, Senior Site Foreman, Galileo Satellite Centre
Stefan Schütz
Senior Site Foreman

We received a perfect solution for the inclined tower right from the very first use. Delivery was on time and the formwork elements were accurate down to a millimetre. Thus, we are on schedule and are achieving a maximum of form precision and surface result.

PERI solution

  • concreting cycle height set at 1.62 m so that anchoring could be effected outside the concreting area
  • use of large Fin-Ply Maxi formwork panels
  • pre-assembled 3D formwork units based on the VARIO GT 24 girder wall formwork system with tapered formwork panel edge
  • specially planned and produced box-outs for the inclined recesses of the windows

PERI systems in use