Intelligent quarters, Freeport

The residential and commercial building in Hamburg´s Hafencity was built as a reinforced concrete structure with two lower floors and eight upper floors on a bored piled foundation. Under the construction site there is a subway tunnel (Line U4). The high demands on living comfort permitted only low vibration and secondary airborne noise immissions.

location 
Hamburg
client 
ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany
project period 
2014 - 2017
scope of services 
  • creation of a three-dimensional numerical model of the building, taking into account the subsoil
  • input of measured subsoil vibrations from subway traffic and calculations of forecast values for vibrations and secondary airborne noise levels in the planned building
  • design of a vibration isolation with steel spring elements in a circumferential parting line between the ground floor and the first floor, numerical verification of the insulation effect
  • structural supervision of the installation of the spring elements
  • engineering supervision during the detailed planning of the vibration isolation
  • measurements to check the vibration immissions after completion of the shell