CTBUH Award of excellence, category Innovation, for the Silver Tower
We are very pleased to announce that the Silver Tower has received the award of excellence from the CTBUH, the worldwide reference council for high-rise buildings.
Solving Long-Term Creep Issues With Diamond-Like Precision : Innovative Outriggers
The adaptative outriggers at Silver Tower, Brussels, employ elongation devices integrated into the outriggers themselves. The geometry is tailored so that the frames fit perfectly within the connecting pieces. This customized geometry gives the outriggers the ability to lengthen in the long term by shortening the elongation device. In the short term, they provide the axial rigidity necessary to resist wind loads.. The implementation of this solution has limited impact in the construction critical path, since the different elements can be pre-assembled, and are fully operational once installed.