The Munich House of Artists was conceived as a meeting point for art and society. After an eventful history, the listed building is now being used again for its original purpose. Supported by the Munich House of Artists Foundation, the building is a splendid venue for a wide-ranging, cultural program. The inner courtyard provides a sheltered outdoor area which is often used for events. To make the courtyard welcoming irrespective of the weather, overhead protection from bright sunlight or rain in the form of a convertible membrane roof which can be deployed quickly was designed so that the open-air character of the courtyard would remain unchanged. The protective membrane is set back somewhat from the surrounding facades and covers a floor area of 210 m2. When folded up, the textile roof is compactly stored away.
The membrane is made from high-quality SEFAR® Architecture TENARA® Fabric 4T40HF. With a light transmission of 38 %, this translucent PTFE architecture fabric for outdoor areas creates a cool shade beneath it. The Teflon material is dirt-repellent, UV-resistant, chemically inert, and distinguished by a very long working life.