Foundation of Oxygen Tower at Lyon Part-Dieu

Foundation of Oxygen Tower at Lyon Part-Dieu

Challenge

The Oxygen Tower, 115 m height, 4 underground levels, located in Part-Dieu district in Lyon (France) is built on hard soils soft rocks.
A study on the foundation had been realized to specify the best technical and ecconomical approach for this important project.

Solution

The project geotechnical study had been realized in order to optimize the foundation process.

At first, a shallow foundation had been studied based on a three-dimensional digital modeling of soil-structure interaction.

The non-eligibility of the differential settlement  by the infrastructre had driven to go for a deep foundation type.

Settlements had then been estimated from digital models.

Results

The study helped our client chosing the best solution for the foundation of this famous tower from Lyon.