Defying Conventional Alpine Construction with Texlon® ETFE
Our Texlon® ETFE is defying conventional Alpine construction with the application of a durable single-skin membrane to the Interchange Station Grasjoch Bahn in Austria. In a region renowned for its heavy snow loads (up to 380 kg), wind-peak speeds of 200 km/h, and extensive avalanche safety testing, we are redefining single-skin technology.
Durable Single-skin Technology Against All Weather Conditions
The Grasjoch Bahn is comprised of 2,435 m² of transparent Texlon® ETFE foil. The membrane underwent extensive testing to determine the feasibility of single-skin technology in such a challenging environment. Moreover, achieving permanent protection against all weather conditions is something we strive to provide. Meanwhile, allowing spectacular views of the surrounding Vorarlberg slopes. The project’s success is a culmination of innovative design, unique Texlon® ETFE properties, and our 30 years of ‘solution-finding’ expertise.
A New Approach to Ecological and Environmental Construction
The interchange station forms the longest cable car system in Europe at an estimated 4,343 m. Designed by Johann Obermoser, the L-shaped, flat roof design of the station blends into the surrounding landscape. Moreover, the design offers a new approach to ecological and environmental construction at an altitude of up to 2,430 m.
|Location||St. Gallenkirch, Austria|
|Architects||Obermoser arch-omo zt GmbH|
Image copyright (all): © Vector Foiltec
Why Texlon® ETFE and why us?
Our design and engineering experience, combined with the properties of Texlon® ETFE, single-skin technology has been transformed into a cost-effective solution for buildings where thermal performance is a concern.
Furthermore, as the global market leader in ETFE, we have succeeded in creating exceptional solutions across the globe. The most important element to us is that you understand the variety of options you have. We have a complete quality management process to ensure maximum reliability when it comes to production quality.
Looking for a company with a can-do attitude? Contact us today!