Airbus Defence and Space ETFE Canopy

  • Date
  • 2016
  • Location
  • Germany, Ottobrunn
  • Size
  • 375 m²
  • Sector
  • Offices
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Canopy
  • Architect
  • KEC Planungsgesellschaft, Berlin


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, Germany. When you pull up to the entrance here, the Texlon® ETFE canopy, by Vector Foiltec, protects you from the elements, although providing an open-air feeling.  Your designer suede shoes will also be happy.

The shape of the canopy at has been compared to an iris. It is both very practical and visually dynamic. The Texlon® ETFE canopy is integrated into the existing headquarter office buildings, and does not add weight to the area, but underlines it. In the evening, the white pigmented foil enhances the colours of the integrated LED illumination and highlights the office building.

The canopy’s structure is built of a fee-standing steel frame and the canopy is formed of a 375 m² single layer Texlon® ETFE system.





Images: © Fotostudio Braun, Hameln