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This was the first project in the Masdar Initiative’s six million square meter sustainable development that uses the traditional planning principals of a walled city, together with exciting new technologies, to achieve a zero carbon and zero waste community. Master planned by Foster + Partners, the initiative has been driven by the Abu Dhabi Future […]

Texlon® ETFE inflated cladding system


The modern Center for Life and Food Sciences campus of the Technische Universität München (TUM) is home to almost 3,500 students who are studying biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. The structure consists of two single components that are joined by a stunning Texlon® ETFE roof cladding to create a courtyard below. The lightweight barrel vaulted […]

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The refurbishment of the listed Herder Verlag building shows the University of Freiburg’s commitment to sustainable design. The design team incorporated a translucent Texlon® ETFE atrium supported by four tree like steel columns that support and transfer the loads. This courtyard has been transformed into a foyer and vibrant social space that can be used […]

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Designed to meet the world’s most advanced sustainability levels, this prestigious zero-energy and zero-carbon workplace at Global Change Institute signifies the commitment of the University of Queensland to embed sustainability into all aspects of university life. The design team at Hassell incorporated a translucent Texlon® ETFE atrium roof which allows natural light into the interior […]