TS3-Pavilion erected



Where locomotives and machines used to be built, a new district is now being created right next to Winterthur railroad station. Last week, a pavilion with TS3 technology was erected in front of the "Krokodil" building. Soon the "Krokodil" will be occupied.

The house "Krokodil", a 6- to 8-storey courtyard house in wooden construction, is the first building block of this area development. More than 250 apartments will be built in the 100-meter long and 60-meter wide wooden building. Timbatec accompanied this beacon project as a timber construction engineer. Among other things, we were responsible for the statics and fire protection.   

TS3- Pavilion erected

Directly in front of the new timber construction is a cylindrical pavilion about the size of the one on Zurich's Bürkliplatz. The TS3 pavilion is the new meeting point for the "Krokodil" residents who will move into their new apartment in the next few months. The round roof is supported by slender columns, two wall elements protect against wind and weather. 

Montage TS3 Dach

Workers from Implenia and TS3 jointly assemble the pre-treated CLT panels. On the front side of the plate, the segment strips (black) and the sealing strip (white) are visible. 

The roof consists of triangular cross laminated timber panels, which were cast into a round panel using TS3 technology. The Timber Structures 3.0 technology, or TS3 for short, glues the wooden components at the front. For this purpose, the CLT panels were pre-treated with a specially developed primer at Implenia's factory in Rümlang and positioned at the construction site with a distance of a few millimeters from each other. A two-component polyurethane casting resin is then injected into the gap. In this way, the components are joined together by joint casting and without pressure. This makes it possible to create a column-free pavilion with a diameter of around twelve meters.   

The technology is the result of ten years of research and development by Timbatec Holzbauingenieure Schweiz AG together with the ETH Zurich and the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Today the technology is ready for the market. 

Bauarbeiten Krokodil Lokstadt

The construction work on the "Krokodil" is drawing to a close. Soon the apartments will be occupied. 




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