The extension of a tram line to the centre of the University of Bremen created a changed urban situation, which is why its central area was redesigned. The result is a 15-metre-high reception hall covered by a filigree steel and glass construction.
Filigree Steel and Glass Construction Covers Central Entrance
All side surfaces and the entire roof of the hall are made of glass. The only load-bearing structure for the facades are vertically tensioned cables supported by springs.
Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the shell, facade and special structures for this project.
Jan Störmer, Hamburg/Germany
1997 − 2000
1998 − 2000
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of loadbearing structure, facades and special structures (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Senator für Bildung und Wissenschaft, Kunst und Sport der Hansestadt Bremen/Germany
German Steel Construction Award – Award 2002
Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany