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General information

  • Location address
    Frankfurt
  • Location country
    Germany
  • Year of construction
    1995
  • Name of the client/building owner
    BMW AG, Munich/Germany
  • Function of building
    Exhibition
  • Degree of enclosure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane

Description

Free-standing pavilion with a surface of 100x0 m. The structure consisted of a prestressed roof membrane supported by five centrally located masts and anchored along the edge by a number of guy cables. The fa├žade with a maximum height of 5m consisted of a separate lightweight steel structure with airbags stretched between supports and panels of adjustable glass louvres. The roof membrane consisting of PVC-coated polyester fabric had a thickness of only 1mm for spans of up to 50m.

General comments, links


DBZ 1997/7
BMW Pavilion Frankfurt

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Cable

Main dimensions and form

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Temporary
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible
  • Design lifespan in years
    00-05

Involved companies

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