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Thessaloniki convention centre comprises two levels of underground parking the ground level of the main concourse and an intermediate floor.

The underground parking levels comprise the perimeter RC wall, the foundation slab and the two intermediate slabs. Together they form a waterproofed box that houses the car park. Intermediate slabs are solid and supported by a column (7.50m x 7.50m) grid. Special steel elements are used to withstand punching shear at the slab-column connections.

The main concourse area is 70m long by 30m wide and can provide adequate space for 2100 visitors. The intermediate floor contains offices and support facilities.

The roof's steel truss spans 80m and is supported by Macalloy hangers at 7.50m spacing. Due to the special use of the building, there are no intermediate supports.

Our role: Detailed Structural Design