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Following the collapse of Hall 2 of Caen’s exhibition centre, caused by the snow event in March 2013, we had to offer quick architectural solutions for its reconstruction to be durable, rapid and as inexpensive as possible.  It was primarily the retention of the building foundations that guided us in our initial choices: 1. A three-dimensional structure in order to be as light as possible and achieve load distribution compatible with the new standards and the existing design 2. The creation of an almost flat roof consequent upon the previous decision and for significant improvement in terms of energy consumption and to avoid the risks of accumulation of snow 3. The reconstruction of firebreak side elevations separating Hall 2 from the other halls 4. The interposition of perimeter glazing using the internal walls as natural light reflectors View more View full description
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