Newsletter February 2015: Harnessing natural light with Texlon® ETFE skylights from Vector Foiltec

This free forming cantilevered wooden roof, in the shape of a tortoise shell, is the heart of the elephant enclosure at Zurich Zoo. Markus Schietsch Architects succeeded in creating the ideal natural habitat for the elephants. They now enjoy lush vegetation, a waterfall, and a mud bath to wallow in when they need to cool down. Texlon® ETFE was selected as the perfect technology for the 271 skylights, as it satisfied both the creative ideas of the architects, as well as the structural requirements.

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