Radiation protection building - Wiener Neustadt
Client: EBG MedAustron GmbH
Location: Wiener Neustadt, Österreich
Number of radiation protection rooms: 4 + 1Beschleunigerraum
Description: MedAustron required a radiation protection facility of 136 m length with 4 treatment / testing rooms for their particle accelerator. The accelerator is used for both cancer treatment and basic research. Replacement of the massive concrete construction method that was initially planned with a sustainable Forster Sandwich Construction® enabled lowering construction costs to an extent that put the project back on track with a realistic budget. The decision against the massive concrete construction in favour of a bulk filling saved 25000 m3 of cast in-situ concrete. Gravel from the excavated construction pit was used as bulk filling, saving approx. 10000 truck runs through the town center and of course massive amounts of concrete. Should deconstruction be required in the future, the thin concrete structures can be disassembled using conventional construction equipment and the gravel can be recovered without any contaminations. It is a "green building" from construction to deconstruction.
Equipment: Teilchenbeschleuniger Protonen: 800 MeV; Kohlenstoffionen: 400 MeV/u