Zeisehof Hamburg: Office Building with Texlon® ETFE Roof

  • Date
  • 2016
  • Location
  • Ottensen, Hamburg, Germany
  • Size
  • 690 m²
  • Sector
  • Offices
  • Structure
  • Wood
  • Application
  • Roof
  • Architect
  • Architect Störmer Murphy and Partners GbR, Hamburg


Texlon® ETFE atrium in Hamburg, Germany

There is 690 m2 of Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE system that covers the atrium at Zeisehof in Hamburg, Germany. The atrium encloses offices of well-known advertising agencies as well as other business offices. Marketers and visitors are able to step out of their offices, and take a break from the workday, enjoying a roof that gives them the feeling that they are outdoors. Providing employees with benefits like open atrium areas helps improve their creativity and overall activity. Features and benefits of the workplace have become important factors in job selection.

Wooden support structure

Architect Störmer Murphy and Partners GbR, Hamburg, designed the wood support structure. Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE system can be built on a variety of support structures, not just steel, which is a preconceived assumption.

The supporting structure forms a rhombus while the aluminium profiles span the 2 layered ETFE cushions, creating smaller diamond shapes. The lightweight, flexible and durable system creates a naturally illuminated place in the atrium, while also protecting from the elements

Maximum light transmission with ETFE

By incorporating 2 layers of transparent ETFE, the result is a highly transparent, visually spectacular atrium roof that provides maximum light transmission, weather protection – and acoustic comfort.