This building is located in the central area of Parma and it consists of six residential floors completely made of timber.
The floors, walls, and even stairs are made using Xlam cross-layered panels. Staircases made of timber are extremely fascinating since they can adapt to almost any style and design, indeed, for this first mass timber building in this iconic Italian city, they fit perfectly and look outstanding.
Another significant advantage of making timber staircases is that they can be pre-assembled off-site and then assembled without temporary scaffolding once on the construction site.
Our scope of work also included a complete structural FEM Analysis. The FEM analysis allows us to deliver on all the critical design parameters such as earthquake, wind and fire.
Furthermore, for this large-scale project, we experienced a fascinating and futuristic augmented reality system to test the assembly plans. Augmented Reality has always been one step above other rivals, here, for instance, is how we used it to immerse ourselves in the final result.
It’s incredible how, with this revolutionary technology, you can see through the elements in scale 1:1 to avoid clashes and penetrations as you were using X-Ray.
This technology undoubtedly requires knowledge and the right tools but the benefits offered by augmented reality throughout the whole project life cycle are concrete and, as you can see in the video, super functional.