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Video: Olympiapark München / Frei Otto

Video: Olympiapark München / Frei Otto

Pritzker laureate Frei Otto was best known for his tensile structures. A prime example Otto’s ingenuity, the 1972 Olympic Stadium in Munich was a collaborative work with Gunther Behnisch that connected the park’s main programs - the natatorium, gymnasium and main stadium - with a whimsical, lightweight canopy structure that mimicked the “rhythmic protrusions” of the Swiss Alps. Watch the Spirit of Space short film above to see the project in its current state and learn more about the pioneering structure, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Video: Olympiapark München / Frei Otto" 02 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/615700/video-olympiapark-munchen-frei-otto/> ISSN 0719-8884

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