Central & Park Panorama Towers, Arnulfpark
Effective vibration protection for a residential and commercial property development close to an urban railway
Panorama Towers: The construction of new housing right next to a busy urban railway line. The Arnulfpark development, a mix of residential and commercial properties, was constructed on the site of Munich's former container rail depot. The realisation of the Central & Park project started in the southern part of Arnulfpark in 2009: this group of buildings combines the two flanking apartment blocks with the commercial premises in between.
- The construction of new housing right next to a busy urban railway line
- The tracks of the Munich urban railway network run right next to the site, with trains passing by roughly every 90 seconds
The Getzner solution
Full-surface bearings for buildings with permanently water-resistant
materials. The bottom plates of the two 44-metre tall high-rise apartment blocks were full-surface mounted on Sylodyn®. To
achieve optimum vibration isolation, the side walls were also elastically decoupled from the surrounding area – from the lower edge of the bottom plate right up to
ground level. The materials Sylomer® and Sylodyn® were used, depending on the installation depth.
Advantages for the customer
- Full-surface bearings for buildings with permanently water-resistant materials
- External testing confirms the effectiveness of the vibration solution
- Implementation of the bedding of buildings in pressurised groundwater
- Evidence of the required effectiveness was provided by in-situ measurements in the completed building. The tracks of the Munich urban railway network run right next to the site - this is a very busy line with trains passing by roughly every 90 seconds.
„In this project, the direct comparison of mounted and non-mounted areas of the property was particularly informative, as both areas are exposed to the same weather conditions. The impressive test measurements clearly show just how much an elastic bearing can reduce the effects of vibration on buildings.“Ahmad Kamali, Ingenieurbüro Schmid Ges. für Projektsteuerung und Bauüberwachung m.b.H.