• Museum for Hamburg History, courtyard roof
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Museum for Hamburg History, courtyard roof

Hamburg, Germany, 1989

A hint of a roof - with two rectangular wings, 14 and 17 meters - arches over the L-shaped inner courtyard of the museum. In the corner, the free-flowing transition between the cylindrical shells swells up to form a dome. The floating roof is a milestone: a highly efficient and incredibly beautiful minimalist structure. The structure consists of a quadrangular grid 1.17 x 1.17 m braced by prestressed diagonal cables and of directly glazed flat bars 60 x 40 cm. The somewhat softer areas of the barrel vault are stiffened with "spoked wheels" constisting of cables radiating from a "hub".


  • Location

    Hamburg, Germany

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Awards

    Ingenieurbau-Preis 1990

  • Client

    Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

  • Contractor

    Helmut Fischer GmbH, Talheim

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Spans 14 m / 17 m
  • Glass single glazing
  • Museum for Hamburg History, courtyard roof © Klaus Frahm
  • Museum for Hamburg History, courtyard roof © Klaus Frahm

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