Audi IAA 2015, Frankfurt

STRUCTURAL FACADE DESIGN, CONCEPT TO DETAILED DESIGN

Munich 2016-2017
General contractor: Nüssli (Switzerland) Ltd


The AUDI exhibition space for the IAA consisted of a 55 x 70 m 3-storey hall with a completely dismountable steel structure. A mirrored façade of the entrance hall, floating car bodies as well as the foundation for the primary structure had to be assembled quickly and accurately. For the foundations following was required: After the end of the exhibition, all foundations had to be removed again. Therefore, ballasted foundations were used instead of the tensile anchorages in the foundation.

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Cruise ship S697, Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO DETAIL DESIGN

Papenburg / Germany 2013 – 2014
Owner: Meyer-Werft, Papenburg / Germany
Client: Textil Bau GmbH, Hamburg / Germany
Photo: Textil Bau GmbH, Hamburg / Germany


The white membranes on the upper decks of modern cruise ships conjure up impressions of the billowing sails of ancient sailing ships. Although neither functionally nor from a constructive point of view can one compare the membranes, which measure up to 25 m, with maritime nostalgia. Instead the membranes serve as solar and weather protection for passengers as well as the crew. Continue reading

Umbrellas, Potsdam, Germany

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO DETAIL DESIGN

Potsdam / Germany 2012
Owner: Brandenburgische Landesbetrieb für Liegenschaften
und Bauen, Potsdam / Germany
Client: Textil Bau GmbH, Hamburg / Germany
Foto: Textil Bau GmbH, Hamburg / Germany


Three membranes, shaped like open flower petals, have been erected in the inner courtyard of the Brandenburg Ministry of State in Potsdam with a span of six meters. Eight cantilevers, supported from the mast by steel wires, hang from each of the 6.20 m tall steel masts. The membrane itself consists of a PTFE-coated glass fibre fabric. Continue reading

Liechtenstein Expo 2010

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO TENDER DOCUMENTS

Vaduz / Liechtenstein 2010
Client: Fürstentum Liechtenstein, Vaduz / Liechtenstein
Architect: Sabine Kranz, Paris / France with Gaiser Architekten, Karlsruhe / Germany
General contractor: Nüssli, Hüttwilen / Switzerland
Photo: Nüssli, Hüttwilen / Switzerland


The small pavilion in Vaduz has aptly been described as a “sky full of 158 banners”. By video it transmits images and impressions from the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. For this purpose the already existing information center has been encircled by an 11 m tall spaceframe of 14 m x 14 m. Continue reading

Beach club “Bries”

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO TENDER DOCUMENTS,
WORKSHOP DRAWINGS (STEEL),
MEMBRANE STRUCTURE

Noordwijk / Netherlands 2009
Client: Bries, Noordwijk / Netherlands
Architect: Studio Akkerhuis Paris / Frankreich
with Philipp Molter, Munich / Germany
Photo: nilles graphic design Noordwijk aan Zee /
Netherlands


Every year during the summer months at the beach of Noordwijk a temporary culinary pavilion is being built. The steel, timber and membrane construction provides protection against the sun, wind and rain but at the same time opens up the uncluttered view of the sea. Continue reading

Multipurpose hall “Giertsen”

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ALL PHASES, WORKING DRAWINGS (STEEL),
MEMBRANE GENERAL PLANNER

Bergen / Norway 2008 – 2011
Client: W. Giertsen HallSystem AS, Bergen / Norway
Architect: Holzbach Architekten, Koblenz / Germany
Photo: Holzbach Architekten, Koblenz / Germany


The underlying structural concept for this textile multipurpose hall is the use of a double-layer membrane which stretches across two mirrored curvilinear girders. In this instance the membrane combines more than one purpose: Load bearing with the help of the outer membrane, thermal insulation by the use of glass wool, maximum daylight penetration, a high degree of pre-fabrication and a fast assembly. Continue reading

Industrial sheds Dublin bay

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO TENDER DOCUMENTS, CUTTING PATTERNS

Dublin / Irland 2008
Client: Powerplastics, Thirsk / UK
Photo: Powerplastics, Thirsk / UK


In former times metal shed roofs uniformly covered all kinds of industrial buildings. Nowadays membrane roofs can reach this goal quicker and more economically. In this instance the benefit is not only one of cost and time but an aesthetic one as well. Continue reading

Architonic exhibition stand imm 2008

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO DETAIL DESIGN

Cologne / Germany 2008
Client: Architonic
Architect: LAVA, Stuttgart, Sydney / Australien
Photo: geeLy, Zurich / Switzerland


The simple and lean elegance in combination with a quick and easy construction method is entirely due to the choice of material. Here aesthetic quality interacts almost effortlessly with efficiency. Continue reading

Glass Cube

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO TENDER DOCUMENTS

Düsseldorf / Stuttgart / Munich / London 1996 – 1999
Architect: Stefan Gose, Stuttgart / Germany
Photo: Jens Willebrand, Cologne / Germany


Tensegrity stands for tension and integrity, totality and cohesion in an experimental sculpture. Patrick Teuffel designed the world’s first structure of load bearing glass tubes. This configuration of apparent weightlessness became his first independent project.