The foundations start to take shape.
It's built with HEB 120 steel beams.
Every longitudinal beam is welded with
both horizontal and vertical braces.
The structure is welded to steel plates
that are in turn cast in concrete wells.
The steel foundations are laid
with millimetre precision.
The plans specified a firebreak between
the temporary structure and the main building.
The door opening is raised to the connecting
corridor that will link the buildings.
Drainage pipes have been laid
into the gravel bed.
The former pathway to the park area will now
lead to the neonatal unit’s outer entrance.
Every individual joint
of the structure is welded.
After final adjustments of the gravel bed,
module assembly can get underway.
Foundation beams several metres in the air
On a steel beam structure, several metres in the air, the new temporary neonatal unit at Östra Hospital is taking shape. The extremely unusual foundations will support a two-storey pavilion, made up of 14 modules, which via a connecting corridor will link it to the main building. It will almost look as though it has clambered up and stuck itself to the hospital facade.
As with previous assemblies, a green area is used to erect the temporary structure. The extremely stable foundations of HEB beams are used to come up to the same level as the neonatal unit’s existing ground floor, where the modules will be fitted with a connecting corridor.
Construction group Peab has removed trees, plants and earth, exposing the bedrock and laid the concrete on which the steel structure can finally be built. A one-metre deep bearing layer of gravel is then laid around the foundations. The structure stands on inclined ground and at its lowest point is 0.5m high, and at its highest is around 2.5m. The ground is then covered with crenelated grating.
Neonatal clinic leased for six years
These premises have been assembled using standard PCS Classic modules from PCS Modulsystem, but everything has been designed to meet the specific requirements of Östra Hospital. Inside, everything from carpets and wall colours to doors, upholstery and tiling has been modified for Östra Hospital and outside, the temporary structure has been fitted with Cembrit panelling to blend in with the surroundings.
This new, temporary structure will house administration staff and provide accommodation for relatives of neonatal patients. The modules were assembled in March, and the pavilion will be ready for use in May 2015 and will then be leased to the hospital for six years.
During this period, comprehensive renovation and rebuilding work will be carried out on the main building. Several floors will be torn down and subsequently rebuilt.
On a steel beam structure, several metres in the air, the new temporary neonatal unit at Östra Hospital takes shape.
The temporary neonatal unit is linked to the main building of Östra Hospital.
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