WIT Press


Development Of The Porte De Lilas System In The Netherlands

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR090101

Volume

109

Pages

11

Page Range

107 - 117

Published

2009

Size

2,015 kb

Author(s)

I. P. Cruz & G. G. Nieuwmeijer

Abstract

This paper describes structural systems built during the 1950s, such as the Porte de Lilas system used in Paris (1953), and their further development in Amsterdam and Delft in the 1960s. The advantages of these types of structure are that it is relatively easy to carry out many types of rehabilitation, renovation and appropriate transformation. In Western Europe, particularly in The Netherlands, close attention was paid to the evolution of the French construction system. This system was used to build a hotel in Amsterdam and an apartment building and block of flats for students in Delft. These serve as examples to illustrate the construction techniques and the modifications that have been made either to meet safety standards or modern requirements with regard to space and the facilities provided in the buildings. Keywords: prefabricated, steel gantry, construction system, Porte de Lilas.

Keywords

prefabricated, steel gantry, construction system, Porte de Lilas