2-layer ETFE cushions on a steel substructure for the roof of the Kehl-Sundheim suction station

710sqm 

roof

2-layer

ETFE film cushions

extraordinary suspended roof for the car wash in kehl

Within the new construction of the car wash in Kehl-Sundheim, seele realized the extraordinary membrane roof of the suction place. The membrane roof developed by Wilhelm + Partner is intended to support the revitalisation of commercial areas.

The geometry of the roof construction consist of a comb-like steel substructure, resting on branched columns with a grid structure. seele manufactured the steel construction out of tubular bar elements with different wall thicknesses. The suspended roof rests on 6 tree-like supports which lift the roof to a height of 9m at the highest point.

  • A total of 710sqm printed 2-layer ETFE film cushions provide weather protection. In summer the UV resistant ETFE film provides the required sun protection at maximum daylight and in winter the films compensate for the wind and snow loads by enclosing the air volume. The roof also provides a spectacular eye-catcher thanks to the integrated lighting: During the day, for example, the canopy can be illuminated in warm, reddish tones, or in the evening after dusk it can adapt to the dark blue tones of the night.

    The design lends even this everyday place the highest elegance. seele proves that every project, regardless of its size and location, deserves the best solution.

    Reference overview: © Achim Birnbaum

    Header image: © Georg Hermus, CREONOVA, Offenburg

  • The geometry of the roof construction consist of a comb-like steel substructure, resting on branched columns with a grid structure.
  • seele manufactured the steel construction out of tubular bar elements with different wall thicknesses.
  • With a total of 710sqm of 2-layer ETFE film cushions seele provided weather protection for the car wash in Kehl.
The geometry of the roof construction consist of a comb-like steel substructure, resting on branched columns with a grid structure.
© Achim Birnbaum
seele manufactured the steel construction out of tubular bar elements with different wall thicknesses.
© Achim Birnbaum
With a total of 710sqm of 2-layer ETFE film cushions seele provided weather protection for the car wash in Kehl.
© Dr. Viktor Wilhelm

Credits

Client Alexander Schreibeisen GmbH & Co. KG
Architect Wilhelm + Partner
Date of completion 2017
Scope of seele supply

Design, implementation planning and assembly of the suspended roof of the vacuum cleaning station

  • 710sqm membrane roof out of 2-layer pneumatic ETFE foil cushions
  • comb-like steel structure resting on branched columns with a grid structure