Textil Bau - Creative solutions

For unique membrane constructions and innovative work with photovoltaic panels, Textil Bau's team create textile solution that are inventive and individual, and fulfil your demands optimally.


Textil Bau, founded in 1999, is a company that designs and implements projects in the field of textile architecture. The firm is known for its challenging membrane constructions throughout the world, starting from standard membranes for playgrounds and nurseries, to customised structures or retractable (and permanent) stadium roofs.

Textil Bau's unique membrane constructions are created in cooperation with an established network of international engineers, steel and membrane construction builders, and installation experts. Whether they are conical structures, free forms or arches, Textil Bau's membrane structures are intelligent and innovative solutions.

As the sun shines

The company's service starts with consultation about the design and structure, covering detail planning, production, installation and culminating in maintenance issues. This enables Textil Bau to guarantee a professional and economical project management service, from the first design to the finished installation.

This was demonstrated in the moveable facade and roof construction of the IBA Softhouse in Hamburg, Germany. The construction consists of 32 membrane strips made of PTFE glass fibre, which serve as shading elements. The top of these strips are covered with photovoltaic panels, which, again, are connected to fibreglass reinforced GRP boards on the roof.

This dynamic facade reacts flexibly, like a sunflower following the sunlight. The residents can regulate light incidence and vista as they choose.

The GRP boards bend and follow the zenith angle of the sun throughout the year. The strips turn and follow the sun throughout the day. Together the system guarantees an optimal alignment to the sun and therefore maximal efficiency of energy generation.

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URL: www.textilbau.de

Like a flower, the strips of glass fibre will follow the sun.
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