Audi Motorshow Stand

Architecture
Ingenhoven Architekten, Düsseldorf/Germany

Planning time
1998 − 1999

Construction time
1999 − 2000

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of loadbearing structure and special structures (WP 1 − 6 + 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

GFA
4,600 m²

Client
Audi AG, Ingolstadt/Germany

Photography
HG Esch, Hennef/Germany
Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

The structure of the new motor show stands for AUDI AG, used for the first time at the IAA 1999 in Frankfurt, Germany, consists of a multiple-curve glass loop which is animated by the projection of coloured light and changing film sequences. The wall is 6 m high and varies in length from 100 to 300 m, depending on the size of the stand. The 4 mm thick glass panes of satinised standard safety glass are held in a narrow-mesh cable net which is mounted under tension in a grid structure consisting of curved stainless steel tubes which cross over each other.