Parking garage, Bremen

PVC/PES Stamisol membrane facade

Technical / General information:

Membrane design: PVC-PES facade, mirrors
Dimensions / sqm: 1.100
Architect: Murphy Jahn
Client: Siedentopf GmbH & Co. KG
Membrane Assembly: April 2012


The new parking deck belongs to Weser Quartier, an architectural highlight in Bremen’s latest downtown developments. Reconstruction started with Murphy/Jahn’s Weser Tower finished in May 2010. Currently further buildings are under construction. The six-story parking deck with 700 parking spaces capacity allows for safe and convenient parking. The buildings approval however, was granted under the request that the façade should be designed to be appealing and corresponding to the contemporary style of the districts architectural language.

In order to fulfill this request on the basis of Murphy/Jahn Architecs design language, Temme // Obermeier developed the technical solution for this PVC/PES stamisol membrane façade. Made of PVC-PES Stamisol and semi-translucent reflecting surfaces which are installed in varying inclinations. These reflect the LED illumination of the Weser Tower standing vis-à-vis. Additionally, the façade changes the appearance following lighting varieties of daylight and seasons. Sometimes it appears bright in the sunset changing color to a subtle red. Shaded by the office building, it appears in dark tones. The reflecting surfaces always form a deep contrast, showing brighter or darker colors than the surrounding façade, depending on light incidence.