Roof Covering Münzhof
In the course of the general renovation of the Federal Department of Finance building, apart from other reconstructions, it was planned to also rebuild the roof covering of ‘Münzhof‘ (’Coin Courtyard‘). A glass-barrel formed roof provides protection from the weather for the 120 m² inner courtyard.
Thomas Lorenz ZT GmbH provided the detailed planning for the steel-glass roof construction to SFL Technologies, a company from Stallhofen (near Graz) who built the construction. In addition to numerous computer simulations, multiple tests were conducted during the development in order to calculate the limits of the load bearing capacity of the roof construction. In parallel to the testing of individual panels, a large-scale test on a complete roof segment was conducted on the scale of 1:1.