Bauhaus Museum, Dessau
Bonding for bird protection
A new Bauhaus museum was constructed in Dessau, Saxony, to mark the centenary of the Bauhaus school. In connection with this, PPS. Berlin received the order from Metallbau Windeck GmbH to finish the extensive outer glass facades of the Bauhaus Museum with foil.
The aim was to apply foil design to the 2800-m² glass front to prevent the deaths of various birds. The numerous adhesive foils for protecting the birds were produced by our Berlin production facility.
PPS. installed the foil onto the building facade with the help of up to 14 fitters, several lifting platforms and rolling scaffolding.
Despite the tight schedule for producing the vertical foil strips of just seven weeks, PPS. completed the project two weeks before the final deadline.
The high temperatures of the summer months presented a particular challenge. Temperatures even amounted to 38°C while producing and installing the foil! As a result of this heatwave, the glass reached peak temperatures of up to 70°C.
Thanks to close collaboration with the trades on location, as well as with the client and the senior construction management, PPS. was able to guarantee a smooth process throughout the entire project.
The glass facades now feature highly effective bird protection in accordance with the Austrian standard ONR 191040.