Covestro supports unique exhibition in London

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The high impact resistance and good weather resistance of the UV-protected sheets ensure that neither hailstones nor sunlight can damage the installation in London

Covestro supports unique exhibition in London

 

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AN exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London showcases extraordinary feats of engineering that have had a lasting influence on the global community. The central element of the 200m2 Elytra Filament Pavilion in the John Madejski Garden is a delicate structure of carbon and glass fibres modelled on the forewing cases of flying beetles, called ‘elytra’.
Covestro supported this architectural installation by supplying the Makrolon® UV solid sheets. Covering an area of over 500m2, the 8mm-thick, transparent

sheets convey a sense of lightness without distracting the observer from the design of the individual elements.
Thanks to their versatility in processing, the Makrolon UV sheets can be perfectly adapted to the individual fibre composite cells. The high impact resistance and good weather resistance of the UVprotected sheets further ensure that neither hailstones nor sunlight can damage the installation in London.
The pavilion was designed by architects Achim Menges and Moritz Dörstelmann, civil engineer Jan Knippers