Gimse Idrettshall


Melhus, Norway

Mass timber structure

Gimse Idrettshall is a project of a mass timber sports hall built on top of a concrete parking garage in Melhus kommune in Norway, designed as an extension of the existing Melhushallen. 

The main supporting structure consists of glulam trusses with spans of 35 meters supported by glulam columns., with a height of 12 meters. To insure the horizontal stability of the structure there are steel crossed braces in the roof level, which transfer loads to vertical steel braces and CLT 140 mm panels.

The hall contains a total of 9 glulam trusses. Each of them is connected in two parts on the construction site due to transport. The trusses are up to 400 × 760 mm in size. 

To ensure the horizontal stability of the structure, there are steel cross girders at the roof level that transfer loads to vertical steel girders and CLT 140 mm panels.

The most challenging aspects of this project are its high fire protection requirements and connection of the timber structure to the concrete structure of the parking garage underneath.

Building is designed, produced and assembled during 2021- 2022.




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