The appearance of Mercedes-Benz, smart, AMG and Maybach was concentrated on the inside of Frankfurt’s festival hall, which had its 100. anniversary this year. With its once visionary steel structure it was Europe’s biggest self-supporting hall.
A huge membrane of mesh fabric is spanned over the exhibition room and used for light and projection.
It consists of 110 panels in which are included 27 lens-shaped cuts for the spotlights to illuminate the cars.
A steel cable spans the membrane to the outer border of the existing steel structure. With the help of 2 rings of 10 and 8,5 m Ø and a pneumatic „membrane ball“ with 13m Ø, a surface with different biaxial curvature is formed.
design, structural design, tender documents, load coordination, workshop drawings fabric
Kauffmann Theilig & Partner/Ostfildern
realisation / GU
Gerriets + Seilpartner
ADAM award 2010 in Bronze,
ADC Award 2010 in Bronze
One Show Design 2010 Merit Award
lense shaped spotlight openings
Ferrari Batyline XP5