system 180: steel front for tempelhof system 180: steel front for tempelhof
feb 04, 2010

system 180: steel front for tempelhof

image © peter margis

berlin based furnishing company system 180 is well known for its cutting-edge steel tube furniture, which is mounted in a simple and clever way. this basic concept has now been translated into their largest scale project yet, which encompassed constructing a temporary front to close the canopied airfield for a total length of 380 meters. this construction was part of the ‘bread & butter’ fashion show in berlin central airport tempelhof.

image © peter margis

the facade is composed of a modular steel skeleton covered by an inflated tarpaulin. due to its modular design, it is easy to store and will be reused for upcoming shows.

image © mila hacke

a total amount of 12, 500 meters of steel tube and 5000 square meters of tarpaulin was employed for the project.

image © mila hacke

image © peter margis

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