La Hoja

Architecture
FGP Atelier, Chicago/USA

Planning time
2018

Construction time
2019

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering
(concept design, schematic design, review services of design development and construction documents)

GFA
630 m2

Client
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey/Mexico

Photography
Rafael Gamo, New York/USA

The atrium of the new library of the Technical University in Monterrey, Mexico, is covered by an ultra-light steel membrane construction. This roof, with a total area of approx. 630 m², consists of a printed ETFE membrane supported by very slim steel girders. It serves as rain and sun protection. The project name “La Hoja” (Spanish for “leaf”) is derived from the image motifs printed on the membrane.