The construction of the K8 Tower in Stavanger's central business district presented several challenges. The building is massive and complex with variable and pre-stressed slabs, requiring a slab solution that could save crane capacity and accommodate plan view and floor height variations. In addition, the core walls of the building are up to 45 cm thick, with varying plan views and wall thicknesses, requiring a safe and crane-independent construction method.
“The design approach at Doka was carefully tailored to meet specific project needs, such as a one-week construction cycle and minimal crane usage. The Automatic Climbing formwork SKE50 plus was utilized for its crane-free operation and adaptability to wall thickness changes. Framax Xlife plus wall formwork with single-sided anchoring ensured efficient and timely construction, while Dokamatic tables with a self-climbing Table Lifting System reduced slab production time. These advanced systems helped overcoming challenges and achieving goals with precision and efficiency.”
Year of site completion
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Typical floor height
Number of floors
Number of pouring steps
1 floor per week