Schwabinger Tor, Munich

ETFE-foil for Tram Stop

Technical / General information:

Membrane design: single layer ETFE foil roof, white
Dimensions/sqm: 280
Architect: Fischer & Kurzlechner Architekt, Munich
Client: Jost Hurler Unternehmensgruppe
Membrane Assembly: November 2017


The "Schwabinger Tor" entry in Wikipedia is described as an area of approximately 4.2 hectares east of Leopoldstrasse and north of Johann-Fichte-Strasse, which in accordance to planning should be populated with new buildings by the end of 2017.

The entire area adopted a car-free concept and included a connection to a newly designed tram station named "Schwabinger Tor".

Temme // Obermeier was awarded the contract for the 280 sqm ETFE foil roof. Since the tram service continued to operate, all work had to be planned and coordinated precisely under strict regulatory conditions. This combined with extremely tight time frames spurred the team of Temme // Obermeier into action. The end product is really quite impressive. The membrane roof at this tram station provides welcome weather protection for passengers all year round. This exquisite structure is on its way to becoming a landmark in this newly developed area.

he new building of the Leibniz Institute for Age Research - the Fritz Lipmann Institute eV (FLI) in Beutenberg camp in Jena -  fits with its design in the existing location. The new building incorporates various laboratories for the study of age and disease mechanisms and provides optimal research conditions for 180 employees. The elongated five-story building got a homogeneous white cladding which reduces the direct view into the building, at the same time high transparency from inside to outside combined with maximum natural light for the interior.

Specifically for the requirements of the building Temme // Obermeier developed a frame system to carry the translucent facade made ​​of PTFE/glass mesh fabric. For the homogeneous appearance of the cladding of the joints between the elements were reduced to a minimum, at a maximum depth of 140 mm for the framework. A special re-tensionable and flexible system keeps the membrane tension on a constant level when weather conditions are changing. The slim frame system was designed as a modular system to meet the different element sizes of the curtain wall to enable a smooth an constant appearance.