Dresden’s castle: Cushion roof over the little courtyard
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Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
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- 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.
Double layer cushions:
ETFE with 250 my
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