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International Bauausstellung 1957, Interbau

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1957 – 1957


Congress & Exhibition

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10557 Berlin

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
April 24th, 2017

Interbau Hall Change this

Berlin, Germany
by Frei Otto Change this
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In addition to the Interbau main Exhibition Hall of "the city of tomorrow", there were numerous German and foreign special exhibitions at Berlin Interbau, 1957. For this purpose, the team of Frei Otto and Günther Günschel developed a hall type, which can be erected with a width of 16 m in three different lengths - 14, 32 or 44 m. The pavilions, easy to install and carry, was made with canopy without internal supports. The construction method had to ensure that the individual parts were reusable after disassembly. According to a similar principle, Frei Otto also designed the exterior walls of these halls. In total, 20 exhibitors in 12 halls presented their ideas about the housing topic.


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