Monostrand Systems fulfill Special Requirements: Wodnik Hotel
As the polish town of Torun, located approx. 180km North West of Warsaw, has preserved its medieval center, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is very popular with tourists today.
Although the town has a population of approximately 200.000, some of Poland’s biggest and most important companies are located there; as a result, the town is also frequently visited by many business travelers.
In order to create sufficient capacity for both the 1.5 Million tourist visitors per year and for people travelling on business, a new four star hotel was recently built. The “Wodnik” Hotel is designed as a comfortable, modern conference center.
One of the project’s main challenges was the architect’s request for the largest conference room to be built without intermediate supports. The second challenge was that the conference room had to be located on the ground floor and that another two floors were to be built above it.
The only way to fulfill the architect’s request was to design and build the conference room ceiling as a prestressed concrete structure. DSI supplied more than 12t of Unbonded 6-1 Monostrand with SK6 and SF6 Anchorages. The 34 x 22m large ceiling could only be built without supports thanks to the use of Monostrand Tendons.