Biowissenschaften, Technische Universität München

  • Date
  • 2004
  • Location
  • Germany, Freising
  • Size
  • 370 m²
  • Sector
  • Education, Research
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Roofs
  • Architect
  • Staatliches Hochbauamt Freising


The modern Center for Life and Food Sciences campus of the Technische Universität München (TUM) is home to almost 3,500 students who are studying biology, chemistry, engineering and physics.

The structure consists of two single components that are joined by a stunning Texlon® ETFE roof cladding to create a courtyard below. The lightweight barrel vaulted roof meant that substantial savings could be made in the steel tonnage, which resulted in cost savings and environmental benefits. Additional environmental benefits are attributed to the bespoke foliage print to the Texlon® system that maximises light transmission into the building while minimising the solar gain. The courtyard acts as a social hub encouraging student interaction.

Vector Foiltec’s ability to provide turnkey solutions combined with our in-house multidisciplinary expertise ensured a seamless transition into the design team.