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ArtHouse near King‘s Cross London

To protect the ArtHouse residential building from rail traffic, GERB designed an elastic support solution.

The ArtHouse at Kings Cross is located directly above the Piccadilly underground line and consists of basement car parking, retail shops on the ground floor and seven storeys of residential accommodation. The building is a concrete frame on piled foundations and is situated along the west side of York Way approximately 500 metres to the north of King’s Cross Station. Just to the west of the building run three tunnels to Kings Cross Station.

Challenge

Vibrations from rail traffic enter the building via all components in contact with the ground, in particular bored pile foundations attract vibrations. A building support solution was necessary to prevent an exceeding structure-borne noise level of 35 dB(A) by passing trains.

Solution

Together with ARUP as structural engineers and acoustic consultant GERB developed a steel spring solution that provides the elastic interface needed to attenuate vibration and noise. Spring elements are available with a wide range of load capacities, the specific spring stiffness and load capacity are determined by the type and number of springs.

Technical Facts:

Building: residential building
Structure: reinforced concrete
Vibration Source: rail and underground tunnels
Base isolation frequency: 2.5 Hz
Design load: 25,000 t

Result

Elastic decoupling below the basement ceiling of the parking area prevents the direct transmission of structure-borne noise from the subway and suburban train tunnels to the apartments. 200 spring elements form the basis of the highly effective acoustic separation joint with high insertion loss in the main frequency range of structure-borne noise, which protects the apartments above and provides the desired comfort for high quality of living.

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    ArtHouse near King‘s Cross London

    To protect this residential building from rail traffic, GERB designed an elastic support solution.

    The ArtHouse at Kings Cross is located directly above the Piccadilly underground line and consists of basement car parking, retail shops on the ground floor and seven storeys of residential accommodation. The building is a concrete frame on piled foundations and is situated along the west side of York Way approximately 500 metres to the north of King’s Cross Station. Just to the west of the building run three tunnels to Kings Cross Station.

    ArtHouse near King‘s Cross London

    To protect this residential building from rail traffic, GERB designed an elastic support solution.
    The ArtHouse at Kings Cross is located directly above the Piccadilly underground line and consists of basement car parking, retail shops on the ground floor and seven storeys of residential accommodation. The building is a concrete frame on piled foundations and is situated along the west side of York Way approximately 500 metres to the north of King’s Cross Station. Just to the west of the building run three tunnels to Kings Cross Station.

    Challenge

    Vibrations from rail traffic enter the building via all components in contact with the ground, in particular bored pile foundations attract vibrations. A building support solution was necessary to prevent an exceeding structure-borne noise level of 35 dB(A) by passing trains.

    Solution

    Technical Facts:

    Structure: Reinforced concrete
    Building: Residential building
    Vibration source: Rail and underground tunnel
    Base isolation frequency: 2.5 Hz
    Design load: 25,000 t

    Together with ARUP as structural engineers and acoustic consultant GERB developed a steel spring solution that provides the elastic interface needed to attenuate vibration and noise. Spring elements are available with a wide range of load capacities, the specific spring stiffness and load capacity are determined by the type and number of springs.

    Challenge

    Vibrations from rail traffic enter the building via all components in contact with the ground, in particular bored pile foundations attract vibrations. A building support solution was necessary to prevent an exceeding structure-borne noise level of 35 dB(A) by passing trains.

    Solution

    Together with ARUP as structural engineers and acoustic consultant GERB developed a steel spring solution that provides the elastic interface needed to attenuate vibration and noise. Spring elements are available with a wide range of load capacities, the specific spring stiffness and load capacity are determined by the type and number of springs.
    Further Technical Facts:

    Structure: Reinforced concrete
    Building: Residential building
    Vibration source: Rail and Underground Tunnels
    Base isolation frequency: 2.5 Hz
    Design load: 25,000 t

    Result

    Elastic decoupling below the basement ceiling of the parking area prevents the direct transmission of structure-borne noise from the subway and suburban train tunnels to the apartments. 200 spring elements form the basis of the highly effective acoustic separation joint with high insertion loss in the main frequency range of structure-borne noise, which protects the apartments above and provides the desired comfort for high quality of living.

    Result

    Elastic decoupling below the basement ceiling of the parking area prevents the direct transmission of structure-borne noise from the subway and suburban train tunnels to the apartments. 200 spring elements form the basis of the highly effective acoustic separation joint with high insertion loss in the main frequency range of structure-borne noise, which protects the apartments above and provides the desired comfort for high quality of living.

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