Glass as a primary structure

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The "Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft" with its representative congress centre is one of the leading venues for conferences and is located in the heart of Munich. The highlight of the renovation is on the one hand the spacious entrance facade or the glass pavilion, which faces the courtyard, consists almost exclusively of glass and connects the spacious and now sunny foyer with the halls of the congress centre.

The load-bearing elements are made of glass – the production of which required special know-how or rather special production technology. Glass fins are mostly vertical, stiffening glass beam elements, which are used in the facade construction. They are used for the stiffening of glass facades and achieve an optically transparent effect.


Due to this quest for lightness and transparency, glass must increasingly play a leading role as a building material. From the window to the double-shelled facade, from the conservatory to the large glass hall, from the glass staircase to the glass bridge, from the shell of a pavilion to the roof of a sports arena: well-thought-out, innovative glass constructions can now fulfil almost all structural and architectural tasks and those from the aspect of building physics.

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