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Not an UFO – a real Texlon® ETFE Canopy The Cloud of Science, a 125 m2 Texlon® ETFE canopy, was the centrepiece of the tenth anniversary of Braunschweig’s title „City of science 2007”. The canopy was built as a meeting point in the city, and host to various events throughout the 10 days of science […]

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Texlon® ETFE atrium in Hamburg, Germany There is 690 m2 of Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE system that covers the atrium at Zeisehof in Hamburg, Germany. The atrium encloses offices of well-known advertising agencies as well as other business offices. Marketers and visitors are able to step out of their offices, and take a break from […]

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You are travelling to a meeting, it is pouring rain, and the taxi arrives at your destination, and you realize you forgot your umbrella. There is no chance to get out of the car without getting completely soaked. If only your meeting was at the headquarters of Airbus Defence and Space in Ottobrunn near Munich, […]



Excavations at the Luther House in Wittenberg – the birthplace of Protestantism – uncovered remnants of an annex containing Luther’s old study.   Instead of erecting a temporary roof over the ruins, a more permanent solution was sought. Texlon® ETFE cladding was selected for its durability, UV resistance and light transmission properties. Due to the […]

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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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Leipzig Zoo has taken nature in its most primitive form to a new dimension on a 16.500 m² site to create a unique architectural structure, which not only provides an amazing experience for visitors to the Zoo but which is also an evolution in design. Vector Foiltec, the world market leader for intelligent architecture using […]



This innovative atrium solution showcases the ultra-lightweight properties and the inherent flexibility of the Texlon® System. Unlike conventional materials, the support structure is able to be designed with much less stiffness, which leads to a much lighter framework than is achievable with conventional materials. The result is a highly transparent, visually spectacular atrium that provides […]



Foor floors of high specification office and laboratories make uo the Institute of Nanotechnology building in Karlsruhe. A lightweight Texlon® ETFE cladding system was used to cover the main atrium aspace. The geometry of the roof was designed to incorporate a pitch to offset extensive water ponding.   The atrium makes use of a Texlon® […]



During the World Exposition 2000 in Hannover, Germany, the ‘Duales System’, a German recycling project, had a pavilion that utilized Texlon® ETFE cladding façade and roof. The wall consisted of a three layer system – the two outer layers were printed with a positive and negative leaf pattern. These inflated panels were pneumatically operated to […]