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Dresden’s castle: Cushion roof over the little courtyard | Pneu | Germany


General information
Location country Germany
Function of building Exhibition
Type of application of the membrane covering
Primary function of the tensile structure Daylight gains
Degree of enclosure Hybrid structure
Climatic zone Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
Number of layers double-layer
Short description of the project During the reconstruction of Dresden’s castle the small courtyard got a 41x25 m sized cupola.

This consists of a bending-stiff grid made of rectangular profiles and 261 foil cushions with an edge length up to 2,8m and a diagonal length up to 4,1m.

So a foyer develops suffused by light for the nearby art exhibitions.

Cover area:
1.092 m²
Double layer cushions:
ETFE with 250 my
Misc. project details
References DOMUS 725 / 1991
Mobile Stages
Acier.Stahl.Steel 10/1976
Duration of use
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Foil
Main dimensions and form
Involved companies
Engineers form TL ingenieure für tragwerk und leichtbau gmbh
Suppliers Ceno Tec
Editor Bernd Stimpfle
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