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Understanding The Structural Concept Of The Design Of The Winter Garden At The Royal Glasshouses Of Laeken (Brussels, Belgium) By Three-dimensional Structural Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR090121

Volume

109

Pages

10

Page Range

131 - 140

Published

2009

Size

1,129 kb

Author(s)

L. Lauriks, M. de Bouw & I. Wouters

Abstract

The Winter Garden (1874-1876) is part of the major complex of the Royal Glasshouses of Laeken, situated at the north of Brussels, Belgium. As part of the ongoing renovation study, we want to have an insight into the structural concept of the iron frame. There are two different viewpoints on the structural design of this impressive glasshouse by Alphonse Balat. This paper examines the structural concept by calculations of three-dimensional models of the iron frame in a finite elements software package. Keywords: Winter Garden, Balat, Brussels, glasshouse, Vierendeel, dome, structural concept, iron, glass.

Keywords

Winter Garden, Balat, Brussels, glasshouse, Vierendeel, dome, structural concept, iron, glass