Peri creates made-to-measure solution for Paris hotel
By Sarah Ann McCay03 October 2013
Scaffolding and formwork specialist Peri has provided a made-to-measure formwork solution for the development of the Hotel Mélia La Défense in the office district just outside Paris.
The German access firm developed a climbing formwork solution that not only provides complete enclosure of the structure but also serves as erection support for the precast parapets.
The four-star hotel has been designed to mirror the shape of a ship’s bow. Because of this, the Peri solution has had to adapt to a wide range of geometric as well as structural requirements.
Peri used the flexible RCS rail climbing system as the basis for the climbing formwork. Through the climbing rail, the scaffold units are always connected to the structure.
For the various areas of the Hotel Meliá structure, Peri engineers developed four different protection panel concepts with specially adapted platforms.
The construction team is using floor‑to‑ceiling side mesh barriers from the Prokit safety system as the rear protective wall on the RCS scaffold. The PFR mesh barrier is 2 m high and 66 cm wide.
The Hotel Meliá is being developed with 20 upper and 5 basement levels, and will reach a total height of 87 m after completion in 2014.