• Roof over inner courtyard of Odeon
    © (C)jens weber, munchen

Roof over inner courtyard of Odeon

Munich, Germany, 2007

The courtyard of the Odeon, a former historic concert hall and now the seat of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, is covered with a free formed grid shell. Due to the historic context, the rise of the dome was limited to approximately 2,80 m, making the roof almost invisible from the outside. In the transversal direction horizontal cables connect the opposing edge beams, short circuiting the horizontal component of the dome’s thrust. The edge beam is supported on the historic masonry via pinned columns limiting horizontal forces to a minimum. The lateral stability of the pinned support is achieved with four tension rod bracings.

  • Location

    Munich, Germany

  • Architect

    Ackermann und Partner, München

  • Client

    Bayrisches Staatsministerium des Inneren, München

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Roof area 770 m²
  • Height 2.80 m
  • Dimensions 24 x 32 m
  • Roof over inner courtyard of Odeon © (C)jens weber, munchen

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