Cloud of Science with Texlon® ETFE Canopy
- Braunschweig, Germany
- 120 m²
Engineering: osd and TU Braunschweig
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 focused programs.
The two-layer Texlon® ETFE system has constant air flowing throughout, maintaining pressure, to keep it inflated giving it a cushion like appearance. At night, the transparent foil cushion is illuminated making it even more unique establishing itself as a popular meeting point in the middle of the city at the castle square.
Texlon® ETFE has been installed on iconic projects worldwide, like the world renowned famous Eden Project in Cornwall or Burgers’ Mangrove at Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands. Our repeat clients are a testimonial to the extraordinary benefits of the building material.
Scope of work
Vector Foiltec is responsible for the Texlon® ETFE system, the steel structure and installation.
About the Cloud of Science
The Cloud of Science is a project from the city of Braunschweig and the ForschungRegion Braunschweig e.V. Named the city of science 10 years ago, brought on a 13 day event. Rich in history and innovation this city hosted a variety of public events related to science. The Cloud of Science was a temporary pavilion created specifically for the celebration of the tenth jubilee of Braunschweig’s title „City of science 2007” in September 2017.
Time laps of the installation of the Texlon® ETFE canopy on the castle square of Braunschweig:
Main image: © Markus Hörster