Wrapping the Künstlerhaus

Year: 2008

Category: Leisure

Place: Vienna

Status: Project

Covering solution for the scaffolding of the Künstlerhaus in Vienna, Austria.

A set of vertical membrane “sails” wraps the entire building, hiding the scaffolding structure during the refurbishment of the museum’s façade. The temporary covering is applied directly to the existing scaffolding structure. The double curvature of the membrane is achieved by simply adding tubular steel elements – the same that are used for the scaffolding itself – in the desired points.