Future Systems, London/United Kingdom
2009 − 2012
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of the cable facade and the roof steel construction
Detailed design and 3D planning of the building envelope (Cable facade + Aluminium case)
A new exhibition building was built immediately next to the house in which Enzo Ferrari was born; the building is dedicated to exhibiting cars made by Ferrari and Maserati. A flowing cable facade that partially encompasses Ferrari’s stonework built birthplace is the distinguishing feature of the 78 m long and 45 m wide building. The 11 m high inclined cable facade is supported only by vertically pre-stressed coil cables made of stainless steel. The cables are attached to a 62 m long curved hollow steel profile that transfers the loads acting on the solid construction and on two Y–shaped steel supports.