Beams and demolitions
After identifying the existence of the beam during the demolishing of the stores, with the support of the shopping and structural designer, we managed to create a solution that didn’t change the layout of the sales area. Although, in the mezzanine, we have to design a new layout to maintain the number of shelves necessary.
For not being necessary the execution of foundations for the mezzanine in the old area of the shopping, the mezzanine was anchored in the superior slab. An unusual solution for this kind of project.
In addition to that the new roof of the shopping was metallic and the installations could not be fixed in the roof structure, therefore it was necessary to design a structural frame supported by the existing floor slab.