The evolution of membrane material from purely textile materials to modern, coated fabrics and membranes enables a variety of applications.
Membrane building transferred the tradition of tent construction into modern architecture. Through the low weight of the material, membrane constructions reach a lightness and transparency, which optically impresses architects as well as engineers and opens new building opportunities. Other than their classical application for wide-span roof construction, membranes also make for astonishing facades.
Membranes enabled retractable roof constructions, making event locations independent from weather and thus more profitable and interesting - for operators as well as for visitors, both benefiting from their outstanding acoustic and thermal properties. Just like in the construction of tents, the very beginning of textile architecture, modern membrane construction today still ensures human well-being.