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Video: Frei Otto's German Pavilion at Expo 67

Video: Frei Otto's German Pavilion at Expo 67

Last night German architect Frei Otto was selected as the 2015 Pritzker Prize Laureate, the second German to win the award and the first to receive the award posthumously. The video above shows the impressive construction process of Otto’s German Pavilion at the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal (although unfortunately without sound).

Covering an area of 8,000 square meters, the pavilion featured a large, steel mesh web suspended over eight steel masts, which were located at irregular intervals and supported by anchored cables located outside of the structure.  A transparent polyester fabric was then placed over the mesh roof, creating a tent.  The whole construction took only six weeks. 

* See all of our Pritzker Prize coverage here.

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José Tomás Franco
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Cite: Franco, José Tomás. "Video: Frei Otto's German Pavilion at Expo 67" [Video: Pabellón Alemán Expo 1967 / Frei Otto, Premio Pritzker 2015] 11 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Watkins, Katie) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/607952/video-frei-otto-s-german-pavilion-at-expo-1967/> ISSN 0719-8884

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