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BESISTA tension rod systems for the steel construction Rathausgalerie Essen

Rathaus Galerie, Essen, Germany

Owner: Shopping Center BV, Essen
Architect: Dévéney, DE-Gummersbach
Engineering: KKK, DE-Düsseldorf
Steelwork: Imetaal, NL-AE Gendringen
BESISTA® tension rod systems, hot-dip galvanized with hot-dip galvanized threads, without covering sleeves
Photos: A.P. Betschart

Essen’s Rathaus Galerie shopping centre undoubtedly ranks as an urban focal point in one of the big cities of Germany’s Ruhr area. In implementing this monumental retail development scheme, the clients set great store by high-quality showpiece architecture.

Accordingly, the BESISTA® tension bar system was specified for all bracing of the structural steelwork, both with and without circular discs, as well as for the many trussed assemblies supporting the glass roof. This tension bar system paves the way for design compositions that combine filigree elegance with a supreme level of technical performance.

BESISTA® is the only manufacturer of tension bar systems to supply all possible sizes between M8 and M76. This important quality feature allows tremendous cost savings while conserving valuable materials. To capitalize on these advantages, optimally sized tension bar systems were already selected at the structural design stage and the limit tensile forces stated in the specification texts.