superstring

high voltage transmission line tower Reykjavik / Iceland / 2008

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‘Superstring’ is a new type of structure for the high-voltage electric transmission. Considering the extreme conditions of the Icelandic winter, this 27m high para-bolic structure ( hyperbolic paraboloid ) will be prefabricated into pieces for easy transport and construction. Compared with conventional tower designs this new design takes less space for the footing and also need fewer components to construct. So it will significantly reduce its construction time and efforts. 600mm diameter steel tube will be used for the entire structure with partial reinforcement at the ground with extended fin welded on steel tube. Upper parts of the loop are then inserted to the base '>http://structure.The'> tower structure is balanced by 4 stay wires extended from the ‘boom in space’ to the ground. This ‘boom’ is hanging in the middle of the loop structure relaying the power lines from both directions. ‘Superstring’s aerodynamic form will not only reduce the wind load, it also allows flexing itself to cope with the extreme winter weather. This project has been awarded 2nd prize.
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    ‘Superstring’ is a new type of structure for the high-voltage electric transmission. Considering the extreme conditions of the Icelandic winter, this 27m high para-bolic structure ( hyperbolic paraboloid ) will be prefabricated into pieces for easy transport and construction. Compared with conventional tower designs this new design takes less space for the footing and also need fewer components to construct. So it will significantly reduce its construction time and...

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    • Year 2008
    • Client Landsnet
    • Status Competition works
    • Type Control towers
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