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Structural Concrete, Vol. 11, no. 1, March 2010

Belgrade's Delta City shopping mall - design and construction

S.B. Marinkovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
V.M. Kokovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
I.S. Ignjatovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
V.H. Alendar, DN Engineering Consultants, Belgrade Serbia

The structure of Delta City shopping mall in Belgrade consists of two separate structures: the structure of the mall and the structure of the multi-storey open garage. The overall dimensions of the irregular layout of the structure are 210 m x 120 m, with four main levels in the mall and five parking levels in the garage. Because of the different exposure conditions, the structure of the garage is separated from the mall's structure with an expansion joint at all of the levels, except the level of the foundation slab. The mall's framed structure is designed without any expansion joints, except for temporary joints during the construction stage. It consists mainly of reinforced concrete columns cast in place, at typical spans of 8.2 m x 8.2 m, precast reinforced concrete simple beams and precast prestressed hollow core slabs. The moment resistant reinforced concrete frames cast in place are designed mostly at the facade, to provide additional seismic resistance and to control lateral deflections. The main structure of the open multi-storey garage consists of reinforced concrete frames cast in place and precast hollow core slabs, and it is designed for exposure class XD3, with special attention paid to durability requirements. Owing to the mainly precast structure, especially the hollow core slabs as a floor solution, the complete concrete structure of approximately 80 000 m2 was constructed in less then 12 months. 

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