Structural and constructional design of the new 10-seater gondola lift (mountain and valley station) from Dienten to the Gabühel
Baucon ZT GmbH, together with AIS Baumanagement GmbH, Zell am See, and Hasenauer Architecture, Saalfelden, has won the international selection process: the general planning for a new cable car on the Bavarian side of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain at 2,962 meters, comes from the Pinzgau specialists.
The prestigious contract includes architectural and technical planning, tendering, construction management as well as quality, time and cost control. The timely start of construction, the limited construction period of a maximum of three to four months per year on the mountain and the general conditions for building at an altitude of 3,000 meters (permafrost) proved to be particular challenges.
BauCon ZT GmbH was commissioned by Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH with the structural design of the stations and supports.
The ropeway connects the holiday islands of Phu Quoc and Hon Thom in the south of Vietnam. With a length of 7,899.9 m, it beats the world record previously held by the 3S Fansipan Legend (6,132.5 m).
The Tower 4 (164 m), Tower 5 (151 m) and Tower 2 (140 m) supports are currently the 2nd, 3rd and 4th highest cableway supports in the world and were built by Gleitbau Salzburg and Vietnamese construction companies. The inspection and acceptance of the main components and construction steps was carried out by BauCon ZT GmbH. The cable car was opened in February 2018.
Images: Baucon ZT GmbH, Doppelmayr GmbH
Structural design of
- Top and Bottom station of the 10 EUB - Natrunbahn
- Top and bottom station of the 10 EUB - Sonnbergbahn
- Ski bridge (steel and solid construction)
- Buildings snow-making system
The new construction of two ultra-modern 10-person circulating gondolas creates a direct ski connection from Maria Alm to Aberg.
The largest aerial tramway in the world brings around six million visitors to the Cat Ba National Park near Hai Phong City, which is popular with tourists. It can transport around 6,500 people per hour and direction. This is the maximum captivity of a 3CGD up to 2021.
Baucon ZT GmbH is responsible for the structural design of the new AreitXpress of the Schmittenhöhebahn AG. A modern 10-seater monocable gondola lift replaces the 6-seater gondola lift built in 1988.
The impressive roof structure illustrates the current technical possibilities of modern engineered timber structures. The main supporting structure, consisting of arched laminated wooden beams forming a honeycomb grate and supported at points by slender steel columns, spans the entire bottom station. An innovative solution was also chosen for the roof cladding in the form of a membrane construction.
On behalf of Garaventa, - Doppelmayr, BauCon did the structural calculations and complete design of 2 stations and 2 towers of the new aerial tramway that crosses Ha Long bay.
The smaller tower has a height of 123.45 m. Tower 1 is 188.88 m high and is the highest ropeway tower of the world at present.
The towers were designed on basis of our design project for a 3S-cable car in the city of Lagos / Nigeria. The execution of the construction works were guided by Gleitbau Salzburg (responsible for slip forming) and Vietnamese construction companies. BauCon checked and approved of the construction of the main parts and the construction stages.
On Doppelmayr’s behalf, BauCon did the complete structural design and the calculations of 2 stations and 5 towers (reinforced concrete structure and steel structure).
The complete design of the top station building was done on SUN Group's behalf.
The architectonical design of the top station was in cooperation with parc architects / STUDIO LOIS from Innsbruck / Austria. Additionally to the design works, BauCon also did the checking and approving of important structural parts at site.
The cable car was opened in February 2016 and is at present the longest 3S ropeway with 6,132.5 m in the world – with Pardatschgrat in Ischgl / Austria now being the second. And also the height difference of 1,405 m is presently the world record for 3CGD.
The ropeway crosses a large valley of paddy fields (world cultural heritage).