Mitoseum Saurierpark

Client Saurierpark Bautzen, Velabran GmbH
Architecture Rimpf Architekten
Collaboration design-to-production
Image credits Michael Moser, design-to-production, str.ucture
Scope Structural design, DD & CD
Materials ETFE, steel
Global structural design IB Zapf
Area 842 m²
Envelope area 2277 m²
Span 40 m
Volume 11402 m³
Planning period 2015
Completion 2016

Seamless process chain from the parametric model to the production data due to the "Digital Detail"

The new visitor center of the dinosaur park Kleinwelka near Bautzen consists of 3 fused steel domes with a covering of foil cushions. Deviating from the steel construction details specified in the tender, str.ucture worked with design-to-production to develop a node that took account of the fact that all the bar lengths and angles between the bars were different due to the design. This new digital detail was optimized and could ultimately be produced and assembled more economically than the conventional specification.