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Buildings 2016, 6(4), 43; doi:10.3390/buildings6040043

Design, Production, and Installation of Wooden Walls for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2015

Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Constructions Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lazzarino 1, Pisa 56122, Italy
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Received: 18 August 2016 / Revised: 27 September 2016 / Accepted: 29 September 2016 / Published: 18 October 2016
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This article illustrates the production process, the structural calculations and the assembly phases of the wooden walls of the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan, designed by Atsushi Kitagawara Architects (AKA). The pavilion, one of the most popular construction of this international event, was built almost exclusively with precast interlocking. The production process and the assembly phases were optimized to construct the wooden walls (with a height of 4–12 m) in a short time frame and with a high level of quality. Out-of-plane rocking and other aspects of structural safety were considered, to ensure sufficient stability of the walls. View Full-Text
Keywords: wooden structure; pre-casted elements; assembling process; rocking elements; Merikomi; Expo 2015 wooden structure; pre-casted elements; assembling process; rocking elements; Merikomi; Expo 2015
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Cipollini, M.; Bonannini, E.; Cinotti, M.; Sassu, M. Design, Production, and Installation of Wooden Walls for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2015. Buildings 2016, 6, 43.

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