At the end of September, operation at Kuratle & Jaecker’s new shopping and logistics centre in Märstetten, Switzerland, was started. A new hall with an almost hectare area, which is spanned by specially designed wooden beams, is used for the storage of wooden materials. Part of the second floor, above the hall, comprises office areas, and part of the roof functions as a car park.
The bespoke NOVATOP elements, mostly in the format of 2,100 × 5,000 mm with the fire resistance of REI 60, are one of the key elements of the roof structure. This is a unique wooden structure, the first of its kind in Switzerland, which, thanks to the materials used, removes 3,427 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and actively contributes to climate protection. Thanks to the well-coordinated cooperation of 13 construction companies involved in the construction process, the hall could be put into operation 34 weeks after the construction began.
“We are truly honoured to have participated in such a unique project and, once again, to demonstrate how high the quality of our products is. The roof structure is an excellent example of collaboration between the truss manufacturer, the company Roth from Switzerland, and our NOVATOP elements. Every such project is a challenge for us and a very enriching experience,” says Jiří Oslizlo, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The Kuratle & Jaecker logistics centre in numbers
Land: 12.000 m2
Built-up area: 60 × 150 m
Storage hall: 8.700 m2
Office: 1.200 m2
Parking on the roof: 55 spots
The girder structure span: 2 × 25 m
Fasteners: 30.000 screws
NOVATOP elements: 770 pcs, the total area of 8.500 m2
Facade: sandwich panels 3.130 m2, wood of 960 m2
Project: SJB Kempter Fitze AG
Investor: KURATLE IMMOBILIEN AG