Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Fourth International Conference - Piling and Deep Foundations, 1991, Stresa, Italy, (DFI)

57 Royal Christianina Hotel: Basement with Permanent Sheet Pile Wall, 'Up-and-Down' Method
J.A. Finstad; Noteby Norsk teknisk byggekontroll A/S, Norway

The extension of the old Viking Hotel in Oslo was carried out by using an unconventional method of construction, so called "up and Down" method. This gives the opportunity to construct both above and below levels simultaneously. It requires, however, that the foundation work is finished before the main excavation starts. Permanent steel sheet piles forms the outer wall in the basement, the basement floors making the inner bracing. The pile type used id Larssen 430 from Hoesch Stahl, Germany. The sheet pile also forms a part of the foundation of the new building. A total of approx. 3000 m^2 sheet piles were used in the project.

 article #497; publication #37 (IC-1991-IT)