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General information

  • Location address
    Berlin
  • Location country
    Germany
  • Year of construction
    2012
  • Function of building
    Airports
  • Degree of enclosure
    Fully enclosed structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane

Description

The artist Olaf Nicolai created a sculpture called Gadget for the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport – an oversized luminous pearl necklace draped around one of the glass air bridges. This necklace consists of 67 pearls, each with a diameter of 1.50m. In order to meet the stringent fire protection requirements and weight limitations for the illuminated balls, the architects Schimmelpfennig / Mittig had the idea of using a fabric out of incombustible fiberglass for the shells. As a specialist consultant, 3dtex was commissioned with the development of an appropriate design concept. With the idea of the “twisted pearls” we developed an exceptionally simple design that could fulfil all technical requirements, while our design for the individual pearls was enthusiastically accepted by the artist. The connection and tensioning mechanisms are arranged in a specially designed aluminium extruded profile and completely covered to achieve the desired minimalist design.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil
    Pneu
  • Type (code)
    Interglas Atex 3000 TRL
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Fiberglass
  • Material coating
    silicon
  • Weight (g/m2)
    595

Main dimensions and form

Duration of use

Involved companies

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