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transparent roof for "Magistral", Vocational college in Duisburg | Hybrid | Germany


General information
Location address Duisburg
Location country Germany
Function of building Education
Type of application of the membrane covering
Degree of enclosure Fully enclosed structure
Climatic zone Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
Short description of the project One of the most modern school complexes in Germany, for 2.600 scholars, has emerged in Duisburg. Three vocational schools were combined into a building ensemble with a total of 56.000m2 gross floor area. A particular architectural highlight is the covered foyer area between both main buildings, this so-called "Magistral" breaks the austerity of the volume of the building and simultaneously provides a covered recreational yard for the scholars. The atmosphere here is friendly and flooded with light, particularly due to the transparent ETFE roof construction with its light, filigree steel construction. A total of 28 identical, dual-layer foil cushions cover the complete area of 1.009m2. Each cushion is approx. 13,90m long and 2,70m wide.
Misc. project details
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure Permanent
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Foil
Material Fabric/Foil ETFE-foil
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2) 1009
Involved companies
Architects Dohle + Lohse Architekten GmbH
Contractors Ceno Membrane Technology GmbH
Editor Evi Corne
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