Gabon Conference Center

  • Long Span Structures
  • Institutional
  • Steel
  • 2010-2013

ATEKNIK is responsible for the steel connection design as per EC3 of this 5000ton steel project with a challenging geometry. Enka is the steel fabricator and the general contractor where the structural engineer of record is Robert Silman Associates from NY, USA. A teknik coordinates steel design between Istanbul and NY via Enka managers. Bechtel is the owner’s advisor in Gabon. Two gridlines with circularly distributed columns, moment-connected to girders, provide the lateral stability for the building. The large openings for perimeter atriums and completely stone-clad secondary skin 3m away from the perimeter columns create dramatic architecture as well as partially enclosed high gardens with much inviting artificial landscaping. All made possible by large-span truss and 3D curvature façade steel.Project Architects were WorkAC partnership from New York.