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The Starwave tent is a classic of minimal surface structures based on the model of soap films. Frei Otto designed and built this tent to cover a dance floor in the center of a circular Fountain, the so-called dance fountain during the garden festival in Cologne 1957. In 2001 we replaced the cotton sailcloth with a polyes-ter fabric. The “Tanzbrunnen” has become a popular institution and it is hard to imagine Cologne without it.

Frei Otto - Premio Pritzker e morte - Pistelli Pelz

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

"Theater am Tanzbrunnen" in Keulen. Good memories <3

"Theater am Tanzbrunnen" in Keulen.

Three types of tent structures provide shade in a private park along the beach of Thuwal. Each tent in its purity of form and in its balance of lightness and elegance has a sculptural character.

Three types of tent structures provide shade in a private park along the beach of Thuwal. Each tent in its purity of form and in its balance of lightness and elegance has a sculptural character.

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

Venezuela Pavillion Expo Hannover, Germany 2000 This convertible roof structure was design and built in only five month. It is both, the implementation of the initial motto “A flower from Venezuela for the world”, and an outstanding high-tech structure that provides naturally regulated climatic comfort to an exhibition space.

Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

Tower tents, Makkah. The tents on the two higher towers cover spacious and airy restaurant areas on various levels. Three mast supported tents are combined into one roof each, and cover an area of 3500 m2.

The tents on the two higher towers cover spacious and airy restaurant areas on various levels. Three mast supported tents are combined into one roof each, and cover an area of 3500

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

SL-RASCH - Special and Lightweight Structures - Institute for Scientific Architecture

Tents, Teepees, Tent, Curtains

Each tent in its purity of form and in its balance of lightness and elegance has a sculptural character.

Each tent in its purity of form and in its balance of lightness and elegance has a sculptural character.

Each tent in its purity of form and in its balance of lightness and elegance has a sculptural character.

Each tent in its purity of form and in its balance of lightness and elegance has a sculptural character.