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National Space & Science Centre

Leicester, United Kingdom

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Facts

Realization membrane structures
Skyspan GmbH
Year
2001
Client

National Space Centre, Leicester, UK

City
Leicester, UK
Facade Area
2000 m²
Architect

N. Grimshaw & Partners, London, UK

Engineering

Ove Arup & Partners, UK

location
Europe

Details

Rocket Science

The rockets stand proud behind a transparent pneumatic membrane facade. Thirty-eight ETFE cushions offer a clear view of Sputnik & Co. built according to the design by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners. The Rocket Tower with its transparent sheath was an architectural and astronomical challenge.The open-air ambiance called for a special design that stretched the outer limits of ETFE technology. Some of the largest cushions are more than three metres high and 20 metres long and curve along a radius of some ten metres. The north face cushions can be disassembled to provide a large opening to accommodate large new exhibition items.

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+49 8051 6888-0

+49 8051 6888-290

Approach

Hightex GmbH

Rosenheimer Stra├če 46d

83059 Kolbermoor

Germany

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