Renovation of the suspended roof of the Olympic Swimming Pool in Munich

The Olympic Swimming Pool being part of the Munich Olympic Facilities was built for the 1972 Olympic Summer Games. After more than 30 years the structural integrity and the thermal behaviour of the suspended membrane ceiling reached a critical stage. The following article describes the history of the suspended roof. It covers architectural, structural and thermal demands in its original state as well as the redesign and execution of the new, recently finished membrane ceiling.


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