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Bundestagesarena WM 2006 | Membrane | Germany


General information
Location address on a square in the west of Paul-Löbe-Hauses in Berlin
Location country Germany
Name of the client/building owner Deutscher Bundestag
Function of building Exhibition
Climatic zone Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
Short description of the project Being guest at the parlament is the theme of the Bundestagsarena, which was opened on 7. Juni on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup 2006. This unique parlamentary project informs the visitor about the work of the parlament.

The dome is based on the one of Reichstagsgebäude . The interior design too is inspired by the parlament. 550 seats are organized into the numer of the fractions and designed according the fraction colours.

The Bundestagsarena has a diameter of 32m and is 21m high and is nearly as big as its archetype on the Reichstagsgebäude.
Twenty polgonal girders consisting of seven system girder elements each form the dome. The system girders end in a specially developed connetion ring which carries the zenith covering. A joint between connection ring and zenith covering is used for the ventilation.

The dome is covered with 1.500m² 1-layer ETFE-foil with a thickness of 0,2mm. The sections are made of 15 parts each. The altogether twenty sections are carried in kederprofiles. To minimze the heating-up of the dome by the sun insolation the foil was printed with reflecting spots.
The grade of printing increases in four steps from 0 bis 70 %.

After the FIFA World Cup the structure will be dismantled.
Misc. project details
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure Temporary
Design lifespan in years 00-05
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Foil
Type (code) ETFE foil Nowoflon ET-6235
Material Fabric/Foil ETFE-foil
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2) 804
Total length (m) 32
Total width (m) 32
Maximum height (m) 21
Maximum free span (m) 32
Form of a single element Anticlastic
Form of entire structure Synclastic
Involved companies
Engineers form TL ingenieure für tragwerk und leichtbau gmbh
Suppliers Ceno Tec
Contact persons Jürgen Trenkle
Editor Bernd Stimpfle
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