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Object:
Phänomenta pendular-tower
Type:
exhibition building
Location:
Lüdenscheid [MAP]
State:
Germany
Architect:
kkw architekten 🔗, Lüdenscheid
Materials:
steel, PVC-membrane
Production:
Jul 1, 2015
Images:
24
Content:
[image gallery]      
 
Phänomenta: illuminated tower at dusk seen from Anna-hill
Phänomenta: illuminated tower seen from railway-station lot
Phänomenta: illuminated tower seen from railway-station
Phänomenta: illuminated tower and main-building
Phänomenta: tower and Christ's church
Phänomenta: tower seen from Anna-hill
Phänomenta: axial eastern tower view of tower
Phänomenta: tower seen from railway-station lot
Phänomenta: tower seen from railway-station
Phänomenta: the tower is surrounded by open-air hands-on exhibits
Phänomenta: tower seen from a huge cherry picker, pict 1
Phänomenta: tower seen from a huge cherry picker, pict 2
Phänomenta: by a skylight one can see from the tower's base, til it's top
Phänomenta: the tower's base are diagonal concrete beams
Phänomenta: the tower's base is a constructive part of the building below
Phänomenta: the visual tower embeddes a smaller one holding a Foulcault's pendular
Phänomenta: the inner has a mirror-foil lining and on top a LED-kaleidoskope
Phänomenta: the membrane of the outer tower is sphaeric curved
Phänomenta: the membrane of the inner tower is flat strained
Phänomenta: the steel beams have been connected by hidden flanges at their junctions
Phänomenta: at every beam-junction a link-cable strains the membrane out
Phänomenta: link-cables fixing strain-saddles to give the vertical membrane main-cables more tension
Phänomenta: up to five steel beams come together in one junction
Phänomenta: the tower is ventilated by fins