Tianfu Agriculture Expo
HASSLACHER Group supplies glulam special components for China's largest wooden structure
With the aim of revitalizing the agricultural area in the Chinese province of Sichuan, the Tianfu Agriculture Expo Park which has an exhibition area of around 75,000 m2 is the largest wooden structure in China to date. The HASSLACHER Group in cooperation with StructureCraft Builders has supplied 3,500 m³ of special glued laminated timber components since October 2020, with more to follow.
Unique hybrid Vierendeel truss
At the Tianfu Agriculture Expo, five halls in the form of a vaulted structure are planned for the roofing of this area. The Vierendeel truss arched girders span a length of 115 m and reach a height of up to 45 m. Each truss segment weighs up to 30 tons. Canadian firm StructureCraft is the structural engineer and builder for the roof structures, working closely with the local design institute CADG for the past two years to design a world-first hybrid Vierendeel truss made of wood and steel, a signature design by Gerald Epp from StructureCraft.