The spring-loaded façade built in Bremen created a counterpoint to typical rigid structures. A delicate-looking steel grid rests at a height of 15m, mounted in the entrance area on six V-shaped posts, and supported in the back on the university building by six free-moving hinged columns. At intervals of approximately 2m, the membrane structure is supported by sturdy 26mm-thick steel cables which are kept at a constant level of tension via pivot spring dampeners at their base connections. This steady and powerful tension statically absorbs both wind loads and the tilting moment of the V-shaped glass supports, so the steel cables running along the vertical joints did not have to be used to bear the load of the glass panes. The panes sit extremely close to each other, increasing the incredibly transparent appearance of the glass membrane. Despite the enormous tension, the longest cable may move up to 0,5m in stormy weather. This high elasticity is gradually reduced towards the corners via glass fins as well as a corner structure of pipes with diagonal bracing.