PROJECT DATA

St. Jakob‘s Hall in Basel is being revamped with special formwork from MEVA

Project: Renovation and modernisation of the St. Jakob‘s Hall, Basel, Switzerland

Owner: Canton of the City of Basel

Architects and construction managers: Berrel Berrel Kräutler, Basel, Degelo Architekten, Basel

Contractor: Marti AG, Basel

MEVA systems: MEVA WTS wall formwork
system with walers, Special designs

Engineering and support: MEVA Formwork Systems, Seon, Switzerland

 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
 

Project

Imposing New Skylight Domes

St. Jakob‘s Hall, which opened in 1975, has an area of 22,000 m² for sporting and entertainment events. The hall, which was regarded as a design benchmark at the time, was constantly adapted to the growing demands. Now it is being completely renovated and its capacity increased from 9,000 to 12,000 visitors. The main complex will receive a new, spacious entrance hall closer to the street. Both the functional quality and the architectural quality will be improved: The visitors are to be welcomed in a pleasant and noble atmosphere.

Oval domed skylights
The large domed skylights in the new main entrance area are a particular architectural highlight, giving a lively dynamic to both the inside and the outside. Due to their oval shape, the eight domes with diameters up to 8.90 m and heights up to 4.20 m posed a geometrical challenge for formwork engineering.

Many things are feasible...
...and, at least theoretically, concrete can be poured in any conceivable shape, but at the end of the day the solution must be practical, efficient and affordable. The MEVA engineers developed a solution combining special and standard parts: The special designs consist of differently sized wooden panels with cleats that, together with the frame, support the curved facing and stabilize the panel. The standard parts included walers of the WTS wall formwork system. This system is designed to form curved surfaces. The walers stabilise the panels and serve to connect the push-pull props, which are also standard parts.

 
  • MEVA Expertise & References

    MEVA Expertise & References

    Referencen for Projets in Commercial & Residential Construction, Architectural Construction, High-Rise Construction and Civil Engineering Construction

  • Challenging tunnel geometry

    Challenging tunnel geometry

    MEVA STB 450 offers flexible solution for narrow, inclined rail section: Near the municipality of Gretzenbach, the four-track route branches into two separate lines. Here, the two southern tracks gradually descend and pass below the cantonal road before entering the new Eppenberg Tunnel.

  • Plant-shaped viewing tower at Lake Velence

    Plant-shaped viewing tower at Lake Velence

    MEVA's StarTec and Radius wall formwork played a starring role in the construction of a 20 m tall, plant-shaped viewing tower, built by the shore of Lake Velence, south-west of Budapest.

  • A triumphant premiere: fish passes

    A triumphant premiere: fish passes

    The focus of MEVA's first collaboration with Austrian company GLS was nature conservation and the construction of two fish passes on the River Traun.

All Plastic Facing alkus
MEVA Frame Profile
... more than just formwork
  •  Select language

    Select continent and country. Language selection optional.

  •  Contact
  •  Search

    Search on our website.

  •  Newsletter

    Subscribe to our monthly newsletter.