General information

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  • Location country
  • Function of building
  • Degree of enclosure
    Hybrid structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Daylight gains


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

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil

Main dimensions and form

Duration of use