Slabs inclined in different directions, some cantilevered, sloping walls, varying room heights on different levels and an asymmetrical, overall U-shaped floor plan: In view of the unusual design of the new day-care centre in the Luxembourg district of Cents, the Galère Lux SA commissioned with the construction relied on Doka's expertise for the formwork planning in the ceiling of this "rather sloping project". In order to make all the details of the complex building geometry visible at a glance and from all angles, 3D visualisation was the method of choice for everyone involved in the project from the outset.
The varying installation planes are clearly recognisable in the model cross-section.
WS10 spars for load transfer with inclined wall
It was not only the planning of the optimal formwork concept that was particularly easy using BIM. The 3D model also provided valuable support for on-site realisation in particular, including the ability to visualise complex sequences in detail in the "digital twin" if required. "Ultimately, only a holistic understanding of the structure will enable the formwork work to be coordinated efficiently and realised on schedule. This project showed once again that formwork planning with BIM can provide significant support in this regard." summarises Doka project engineer Oliver Sander.
Year of construction
Galère Lux SA
Besch da Costa Architectes
Total formwork area ceiling
Shell surface ceiling planned in 3D
approx. 800 m2