BMW Pavilion

Architecture
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time
1995

Construction time
1995/1997/1999 (at the IAA in Frankfurt/Germany)

Services by Werner Sobek
Design
Object planning
Structural engineering
(WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

GFA
5,000 m²

Client
BMW AG, Munich/Germany

Free-standing pavilion with a surface of 100 x 50 m. The structure consisted of a prestressed roof membrane supported by five centrally located masts and anchored along the edge by a number of guy cables. The façade with a maximum height of 5 m consisted of a separate lightweight steel structure with airbags stretched between supports and panels of adjustable glass louvres. The roof membrane consisting of PVC-coated polyester fabric had a thickness of only 1 mm for spans of up to 50 m.