Sparkling Hill Tension Cable Assembly

The twinkling glass was designed to be the centerpiece of the three-storey crystal-shaped glass atrium at Sparkling Hill Resort – the support for the glass was meant to disappear.

The twinkling glass was designed to be the centerpiece of the three-storey crystal-shaped glass atrium at Sparkling Hill Resort – the support for the glass was meant to disappear.

There were some project challenges that we worked in collaboration with Cannon Design from the initial design stage to solve. Key issues included: glass had to be seated on multiple and varying planes to create a crystal-like sparkle, site location on the top of a mountain meant extremely high wind loads (approximately 4.5 kPA), a design objective to maximize transparency, and tight project timing meant design had to go from initial concept to install in approximately 8 months.

Working with Erdevicki Structural Engineering, we created a tension cable support assembly that supported four panes of glass at its meeting point and featured the following benefits:

  • Matrix based on the inherent stability of a triangle
  • Pretension to loads up to 40kN and tested to loads up to 100kN
  • Provisions for positive and negative wind loads, temperature fluctuations, and building movement by deflectionThe distance that a structural member (such as glass) displaces when under load. This is an important factor to consider in design to manage the stress in the glass. in the design loads

 

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The twinkling glass was designed to be the centerpiece of the three-storey crystal-shaped glass atrium at Sparkling Hill Resort – the support for the glass was meant to disappear.

There were some project challenges that we worked in collaboration with Cannon Design from the initial design stage to solve. Key issues included: glass had to be seated on multiple and varying planes to create a crystal-like sparkle, site location on the top of a mountain meant extremely high wind loads (approximately 4.5 kPA), a design objective to maximize transparency, and tight project timing meant design had to go from initial concept to install in approximately 8 months.

Working with Erdevicki Structural Engineering, we created a tension cable support assembly that supported four panes of glass at its meeting point and featured the following benefits:

  • Matrix based on the inherent stability of a triangle
  • Pretension to loads up to 40kN and tested to loads up to 100kN
  • Provisions for positive and negative wind loads, temperature fluctuations, and building movement by deflectionThe distance that a structural member (such as glass) displaces when under load. This is an important factor to consider in design to manage the stress in the glass. in the design loads

 

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