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Mannheim Multihalle

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Julie Ditchfield

on 1 December 2012

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Transcript of Mannheim Multihalle

Why was it built? Bundesgartenschau Dimensions Awarded to Mannheim for the 1975 Exhibition Who made it possible? Architects:


Roof Architect: Biennial garden show Promoting economic growth in post WWII Mannheim What makes the
Mannheim Pavilion unique? structural complexity W. Langner and Carl Mutschler E. Happold and W. I. Liddell Frei Otto helium balloon suspended umbrellas stretched membranes form-found geometry how was this possible? Joint System rotating nodes free shear movement 5 x 5cm laths, adequate bending Wooden Laths stiff enough to hold up self-weight and membrane 60m 60m Height: 20m Cable ties Double grid layering Shear blocks Restraining Boundary how was this possible? Hanging chain model Pure compression Princeton University CEE 463 5cm 5cm 5cm 5cm 15cm 5cm
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