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General information

  • Location address
    Munich
  • Location country
    Germany
  • Year of construction
    1980
  • Function of building
    Entertainment & recreation
  • Degree of enclosure
    Fully enclosed structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane

Description

In 1980, Jörg Gribl, Frei Otto and Ted Happold were commissioned to build a large aviary for the zoo. The site spans 5.000m², and is 18m high, and looks like a tent held up by staffs while encased in a thin, stainless steel mesh. This aviary is notable in that it tackles the ethical issue of caging animals while still providing enough space for them to be comfortable, while visitors can enjoy looking at them in a simulated environment that they can flourish in.

Description of the environmental conditions

General comments, links

Mimar 4/1982
Bauen + Wohnen 1/1981

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Cable
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Trevira high tenacity polyester
  • Material coating
    PVC

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    4600

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Temporary
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible
  • Design lifespan in years
    00-05

Involved companies

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