The Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland, sets standards. As one of the world's most excellent luxury hotels, the Baur au Lac enjoys an international reputation. Stylish rooms and suites, exclusive cuisine and the unique location on Lake Zurich with a view of the Alps, make a stay an unforgettable experience. Since winter 2021, the Baur au Lac has had a huge terrace screen in the hotel's inner courtyard. The 10-metre-high, over 3-tonne and 12-metre-diameter umbrella from MDT-tex was expertly installed on the evening of 12 November - under the curious gaze of hotel guests whose windows were open to the park. With the road closed, the 12-metre-long umbrella was transported to the hotel. It then took only one hour at night to erect the telescopic umbrella with a crane. The umbrella made its first official appearance at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.
The Giant Umbrella XXL integrates beautifully into the newly restored terrace of the Baur au Lac and almost serves as a prestige object and landmark of the hotel. MDT-tex manufactures custom-made products, such as this large umbrella, in its own factories. Here, everything comes from a single source: from design and engineering to implementation on site! The complete construction was drawn and implemented separately. The entire project took only 3 months. In addition to special lamps and light sources, the client also wanted energy-efficient heating systems so that the terrace could also be used in winter. The shade can be opened and closed automatically via an integrated motor, thus enabling maximum user-friendliness. With thirty years of experience in membrane architecture, MDT-tex has an enormous vertical range of manufacture in the areas of membrane, steel, wood and aluminium. MDT-tex is your partner, especially for large-scale textile projects. We design with a love of detail and optics and manufacture customised solutions for individual projects.