273_161_DE-Wittenberg-Lutherhaus-BL-0398-© Andreas Braun

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 […]

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 […]

273_161_DE-Leipzig-Gondwanaland-foil-139-© Andreas Braun copy copy

Gondwanaland, the ancient continent which broke up over 150 million years ago was a paradise, populated by giant trees, flowers and exotic birds, and now constitutes our southern hemisphere. 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 […]

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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 […]

273_161_DE-Karlsruhe-Laborgebäude 640-85-© HWP

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® […]

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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 […]


The new, state-of-the-art Unilever Headquarters for Germany, Austria and Switzerland situated directly on the River Elbe, in the harbor district of “Hafen City” in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg is an example of great architecture. It was awarded the “Best Office Building in the World” at the World Architecture Festival 2009. It is also one […]

273_161_DE-Hamburg-Gerdauring-Foil 25-© Andreas Braun

This modern development for the elderly incorporates a large Texlon® ETFE cladding system to the central courtyard. This Texlon® ETFE canopy system was designed to link together simple housing blocks and to create covered, connecting and light-filled atrium.   This housing scheme integrates private balconies and common spaces within these atriums, and creates spaces of […]

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The Centre for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) is a joint initiative of DESY, the Max Planck Society and the University of Hamburg. The building has 24 laser measuring rooms and as such the design needed to take the special demands on the structural dynamics associated with the use of advanced lasers. The layouts of the […]