An Office Building with Texlon® ETFE in Hamburg

Productivity is strongly connected to well-being. The feeling of being outdoors combined with spectacular acoustic features generates a most pleasant work environment. That is why Vector Foiltec installed a Texlon® ETFE atrium at the Zeisehof, an office building 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. They can enjoy a roof that gives them the feeling that they are outdoors. In addition, the wooden supporting structure gives a natural feeling, too. Providing employees with benefits like open atrium areas helps improve their creativity and overall activity. Furthermore, offering plenty of light and a great atmosphere for a comfortable day of work is a plus for employees and job seekers. In other words, features and benefits of the workplace have become important factors in job selection.

A Beautiful Atrium on Top of a Rhombus-shaped Wooden Support Structure

Architect Störmer Murphy and Partners GbR, Hamburg, designed the wood support structure. As you can see, Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE system can be built on a variety of support structures, like steel, wood or cables.

The wooden supporting structure forms a rhombus, while the aluminum profiles span the two-layer ETFE cushions, creating smaller diamond shapes. By incorporating two layers of transparent ETFE, the result is a highly transparent, visually spectacular atrium that provides maximum light transmission, weather protection, and acoustic comfort.


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

Expert Contact

Geoffrey Walters
Sales Manager Germany / Scandinavia / Benelux / DACH
The office building Zeisehof and its light atrium.
Employees can take a break and feel as if they were outdoors.
Maximum light transmission for the employees by our Texlon® ETFE system.
Maximum light transmission with our Texlon® ETFE system
A wonderful look to the sky - through the office building's atrium.
The office building Zeisehof illuminated in the evening.

All images Copyright © Carsten Brügmann

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As the market leader, we have channeled our knowledge and experience into the development of highly intelligent, but perfectly standardized systems to enable rapid turnarounds through design, production, and installation. The final product retains a high level of variability, but the underlying processes are standard.

With this combination we can quickly find ways to optimize buildings on time and within budget. This often leads to real pragmatics “short cuts” in many business segments e.g. atria in office buildings, efficient skylights in retail, canopies for car dealers, etc. So, whatever the challenge, you can rely on our flexibility, pragmatism, and our years of experience.

The feeling of being outdoors, the acoustic advantages, and the possibility to cut costs should give you an occasion to think about us, your employees, and your productivity levels. Contact us for your next commercial building – click here.

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