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Sika, glass fleece, RCS contact plates, roof

Sealing and Control

The ESO Supernova is located on the campus of the European Southern Observatory ESO in Garching near Munich. The visitor centre houses a digital planetarium and an astronomical exhibition. Based on the idea of the founder Klaus Tschira, the building was planned by architects Bernhardt + Partner as a representation of a supernova. The structure represents the two stars dancing around each other, just before the heavier of the two explodes. The concrete roof was first fitted with a vapour barrier and the thermal insulation. This was followed by the electro-conductive glass fleece of the Sika Roof Control System and the installation of the RCS contact plates and control tube. The roof was then sealed with Sarnafil TS 77-20 plastic sheeting.

Sika, glass fleece, RCS contact plates, roof

Photo: ESO/P. Horálek

This article is taken out of the following magazine:
DETAIL 7+8/2020
DETAIL 7-8/2020

Architecture and Topography

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