The strength of structural grids
This prominent office building was created with the help of a demanding structural grid that, in spite of the over one thousand tonnes of steel used, renders the whole graceful and airy to the eye, light and interesting from the architectonic point of view. The principal girders have been lightened by a regular series of recurring eyelets. Pleasing to view, but more than capable of supporting the 15,000 m2 of floors.
The roofing trusses have a span of 30 metres. The structure realised by Menon was fitted out to receive a double layer of high-tech glazing that is partially wrapped into a double access stairway incorporating decorative plays on structure that add to the overall prestige of the edifice.