mae west

In the course of the redesign of Effnerplatz in Munich, the sculpture “Mae West” was created by the American artist Rita McBride. The artwork has the shape of a hyperboloid and consists of a double structure made of carbon fibre tubes.

Mae West Made of Carbon Fibre Tubes

The sculpture has a total height of 52 m, a diameter of 32 m at the base and 19.5 m at the top. The diameter in the “waist” area is only about 7.5 m.

Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering as well as the object planning for civil engineering structures for the art project.

Rita McBride, Los Angeles/USA

Planning time
2003 − 2010

Construction time
2010 − 2011

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Structural engineering (WP 1 − 3 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
  • Object planning (WP 1 − 3 acc. to § 55 HOAI)

City of Munich/Germany

Haubitz & Zoche, Munich/Germany

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