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project type: architectural imaging [map]
object:Phänomenta pendular-tower type:exhibition building
location:Lüdenscheid state:Germany
architect:kkw architekten, Altena materials:steel, PVC-membrane
production:Jul 01, 2015 images:24
Phänomenta: illuminated tower at dusk seen from Anna-hill Phänomenta: illuminated tower seen from railway-station lot Phänomenta: illuminated tower seen from railway-station Phänomenta: illuminated tower and main-building
Phänomenta: tower and Christ's church Phänomenta: tower seen from Anna-hill Phänomenta: axial eastern tower view of tower Phänomenta: tower seen from railway-station lot
Phänomenta: tower seen from railway-station Phänomenta: the tower is surrounded by open-air hands-on exhibits Phänomenta: tower seen from a huge cherry picker, pict 1 Phänomenta: tower seen from a huge cherry picker, pict 2
Phänomenta: by a skylight one can see from the tower's base, til it's top Phänomenta: the tower's base are diagonal concrete beams Phänomenta: the tower's base is a constructive part of the building below Phänomenta: the visual tower embeddes a smaller one holding a Foulcault's pendular
Phänomenta: the inner has a mirror-foil lining and on top a LED-kaleidoskope Phänomenta: the membrane of the outer tower is sphaeric curved Phänomenta: the membrane of the inner tower is flat strained Phänomenta: the steel beams have been connected by hidden flanges at their junctions
Phänomenta: at every beam-junction a link-cable strains the membrane out Phänomenta: link-cables fixing strain-saddles to give the vertical membrane main-cables more tension Phänomenta: up to five steel beams come together in one junction Phänomenta: the tower is ventilated by fins