event on design of roofs and façades with ETFE foil

Improve your knowledge at the Akademisk Arkitektforening in Denmark

Improve your knowledge: Design of roofs and façades with ETFE foil


17.05.2018 - 13:30 - Akademisk Arkitektforening, Åbenrå 34, 1124 København DK

ETFE foil has been used for some iconic building envelopes worldwide including Denmark. However, the knowledge of working with ETFE is not yet widely available. The lectures will give the basic information on working with ETFE foil as a building envelope material. A work report from iconic Aarau bus station shows how to shift the limitations of ETFE foil cushion from simple geometric shapes to fascinating amorphous shapes.

The two lecturers have long time experience in design and realisation of ETFE-structures in Denmark and all over Europe. Gerd Schmid is Managing Director of  form-TL, a specialist consultant engineer office for lightweight structures, based in Radolfzell at Lake Constanze. form-TL was responsible for the detail design and cutting pattern generation of the ETFE cushion system of C.F. Møller project Botanical Garden in Aarhus and KHR project Frederiksberg Centret, Copenhagen. 

Klaus Gipperich is area sales manager with Temme // Obermeier, a specialist contractor for lightweight structures from Bavaria. Klaus was also involved in Botanical Garden Aarhus and Frederiksberg Centret.


13.30  Welcome and Introduction

13:45  FAQ on ETFE foil cushion roofs – Klaus Gipperich

14:30  Time for questions and discussion

14:45  Large ETFE foil cushion roofs – work report Aarau bus station (CH) – Gerd Schmid, form-TL

15:30  Time for questions and discussions

15:45  Social gathering and networking: Coffee, cookies, softdrinks or a glass of wine

Participation is free of charge. You need to register for participation. We welcome participation of your colleagues. If you want to register or get any additional information please contact us.