New Construction of the European Central Bank

Steel struts

Headquarters of the European Central Bank ECB

European Central Bank
60311 Frankfurt/M., Germany

Project description

The two office towers are structurally connected to each other by means of steel struts. The struts include load distribution structures in ceilings and walls. The strut cross section (1.0 m x 1.0 m) is clad in an elaborate shell covering up the fire protection systems. Due to the assembly situation, typical mechanical engineering tolerances must be adhered to during production.


Coop Himmelb(l)au
1050 Vienna, Austria

Technical specifications

Strut length: up to 42 m
Strut weight: up to 114 tons

General contractor

Spannverbund GmbH
65529 Waldems-Esch


Steel construction for struts and joints

Construction period

Construction period 2011-2012