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Classic Remise Düsseldorf

built 2006
client Insignium gebaute Marken GmbH
architect RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky, Düsseldorf
structural analysis form TL, Radolfzell
covered area 2.500 sqm
On a surface of 19,000 m², a fascinating,┬áso-called Meilenwerk will be offered to all vintage car enthusiasts in North-Rhine Westphalia. Apart from restaurants, events and shopping areas, there will be large exhibition and workshop areas for vintage car and other enthusiasts of vehicles of all epochs on the listed premises of the former engine shed. Visitors will be able to see selected classical vehicles in museum-like areas as well as a vivid trading centre for vintage cars.

Thanks to its roof structure, this area will also be an architectural attraction since an area of approx. 2,500 m² will be protected by an exceptional, transparent air cushion roof of ETFE films.

Thus, visitors can enjoy the exhibition in a light and pleasant atmosphere without being blinded by direct sunlight. The light passage amounts to approximately 25% including a large proportion of diffused light. Altogether, approximately 10,500 m² ETFE film was used in the Greven factory for the multi-layer cushions. In case of snowfall, the permanent cushion pressure will be increased automatically from 300 Pa to 800 Pa. Thus, the construction can bear a snow pressure of 0.75kN/m².