Walls with architectural finishing for the new University of Pisa

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Walls with architectural finishing for the new University of Pisa

Project: Nuovo Polo Ex Guidotti – University of Pisa

Early in 2019, the structure of the New Guidotti Educational Center of the University of Pisa was completed. The new center, which consists of four buildings of different heights, will house 4 educational workshops and 11 new classrooms with 1,300 spaces, covering an area of around 3,400 square meters.

The project is part of the historical town of the city of Pisa, and tries to get close to the old city and its articulation. The main building is the hall, a closed and open space thanks to the decking with triangular sails, which works as a passage between the city and the garden inside the buildings.

Alsina: climbing solutions for exposed walls.

To build the structure of the four buildings, Alsina provided around 400 square meters of the Vistaform Walls system with wooden beams, with the use of the C-160 Climbing System to raise the walls. In order to guarantee the visible architectural finishing required for the project, all the external side of the walls’ formwork was covered with a phenolic coating. The formwork design was functional to the architectural demands in terms of panel linking and symmetric positioning of the straps, using the same holes to support the climbing brackets of the next work. Special sponges were also used according to the panels, in order to avoid the grout coming off and to have a perfect wall sealing, and therefore, its finishing.

The numerous work scaffolds for the execution of the buildings were made with the CL-40 Shoring system, which guarantees the correct load at heights and total safety for the workers. Alsina’s CL-40 Shoring System is a very versatile and easy to mount system for the making of buildings at heights; it is formed by vertical support elements and a system of multidirectional connections which allows the formation of joined and independent tower configurations, and to add compatible elements such as the access ladder. It is a multidirectional system with a high loading capacity (up to 4 Tons / leg), which enables the formwork of any horizontal structure.

Location: Pisa, Italy

Completion date: 2018