|Façade of the Hotel Kempinski in Munich|
The façade is transparent without an apparent structure that holds the glass wall in place. Only an unnoticed fitting sited at each corner of every glass pane is visible from the access of Terminal 2 in Munich´s airport. The attention of the observer is drawn and only for curiosity's sake is worth exploring to understand how this particular structural system operates.
Façade view from the interior where the particular structural system can be explored
|Detail of the fitting where the vertical and horizontal cables are connected with the glass pane|
|Image of the vertical cable connected on the floor|
|Image of the horizontal cable connected on the primary structure|
This ambitious design leaded by the architect Helmut Jahn and the engineering firm Schlaich Bergermann und Partner provided continuity to Peter´s Rice legacy in façade engineering.
|Interior view from the lobby|