Maritime Museum

Gerkan Marg & Partner, Hamburg/Germany

Planning time:
2005 – 2006

Construction time:
2006 – 2009

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural and facade engineering (concept design, partly checking of shop drawings)

Shanghai Urban Planning Administration Bureau/China

The main component of the new Maritime Museum in Lingang is composed of a large-hall encompassing a volume of some 63,000 m³ and is formed by two dual-curved shell-shaped surfaces and two cable-net facades spanned between them. Designed as a two-layer steel-grid shell the framework is supported at a total of four pivoted points. The two entwined shells face in opposite directions and touch at just a single point at a height of 40 m. The overall height to the extended ‘wing tips’ is approximately 58 m. Each of the respective opaque roof areas with aluminium panel cladding incorporates a highly transparent, dual-curved, pre-stressed cable-net facade with a width of up to 24 m and a surface area of 1,000 m².




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