• fig 1
  • fig 2
  • fig 3
  • fig 4
  • fig 5

General information

  • Home page
  • Location address
    Esch-sur-Alzette and other location (mobile hut)
  • Location country
  • Year of construction
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette
  • Function of building
  • Degree of enclosure
    Fully enclosed structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Space defining elements


Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg was Capital of Culture 2022, together with Novi Sad in Serbia and Kaunas in Lithuania. Under the motto "Remix Culture", the city wants to present the cultural mix of the region and also combine the old industrial culture with the new. For one of the projects alongside with Esch 2022, a pneumatic mobile shelter has been built on a trailer with foldable wings.

The pneumatic envelope forms a sphere made from two layers of membrane. Both layers are made of high translucent PVC coated polyester membrane. Ten transparent bulls’ eyes allow the view to the sky. Outer and inner membranes are coupled with synthetic fibre ropes. The envelope is connected to the platform is made with zips and aluminium clamping strips along the perimeter. In order to allow natural ventilation, two ventilations tunnels connect inner and outer membrane, closed with an open mesh on the outside, and a removable cover on the inside.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Type (code)
    Sattler Polyplan 684 C

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure