The atrium of the new library of the Technical University in Monterrey, Mexico, is covered by an ultra-light steel membrane construction. This roof, with a total area of approx. 630 m², consists of a printed ETFE membrane supported by very slim steel girders. It serves as rain and sun protection. The project name “La Hoja” (Spanish for “leaf”) is derived from the image motifs printed on the membrane.
FGP Atelier, Chicago/USA
Services by Werner Sobek
(concept design, schematic design, review services of design development and construction documents)
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey/Mexico
Rafael Gamo, New York/USA