NEW FLAIR FOR THE OLD LUITPOLDBAD
THE LUITPOLDBAD AS A FREESTANDING MONUMENT HAS A SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR BAD KISSINGEN. HAVING ONCE BEEN THE LARGEST BATHHOUSE IN EUROPE, IT REMINDS OF A TIME, WHEN KINGS AND EMPERORS CURED BESIDES THE RIVER SAALE. THIS ATMOSPHERE CAN STILL BE FELT INSIDE THE HISTORIC ROOMS. AT THIS MOMENT, THE LUIPOLDBAD IS BEING REFURBISHED TO INTO A FUTURE CIVIC CENTER. IN ADDITION THE INNER COURTYARD IS BEING UPGRADED FOR CONCERTS AND EVENTS. THEREFORE THE COMPANY MDT DESIGNED A LANDSCAPE OF SUN AND RAIN PROTECTION.
TEXTILE OUTDOOR ARCHITECTURE
It consists of 10 identical umbrella constructions in four different heights. The individual umbrella constructions consist of a steel mast with 168,8 x 8 mm diameter, a steel telescope with a diameter of 101,6 x 5 mm and a white powder coated mast tube cladding of 250 mm. A lashing belt is integrated into the spokes to additionally secure the umbrellas when closed. The tulip umbrella is covered with a PTFE membrane, which is extremely resistant against environmental influence and has a self-cleaning effect. For the evening hours the umbrellas are equipped with radio-controlled LED lighting to create a harmonious ambience. As the umbrellas not only provide shade, but also serve as a rain protection, the water is drained through the double mast system. The umbrellas can be installed at different positions throughout the courtyard to adjust to any event.