Hightex GmbH

Bernau am Chiemsee, Germany

Hightex GmbH

Bernau am Chiemsee, Germany

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Hightex sera chargée de la construction de la membrane du toit et de la façade du stade Al Bayt au Qatar. La société italienne Cimolai S.p.Ais fera également partie de l'équipe, tout comme Salini Impregilo S.p.A., qui dirigera le projet. La Fondation Aspire Zone a également embarqué Galfar Al Misnad Engineering et WLL Contracting Co dans le projet. Les entreprises ont choisi Hightex en raison de sa vaste expérience dans la construction de membranes pour les stades. Au total, 200 000 mètres carrés du toit et de la façade du stade seront couverts par une structure à membrane légère. Le projet devrait être achevé en juin 2018. Klaus-Michael Koch, le fondateur et PDG de Hightex, a déclaré : « Le stade du Qatar, avec son design aux couleurs extraordinaires, ressemblera aux tentes bédouines traditionnelles. Le tissu de membrane sera spécifiquement imprimé dans des couleurs et des motifs traditionnels. » Il a ajouté :« Nous sommes très fiers de nous atteler à un projet stimulant de cette échelle après notre retour aux affaires, il y a un peu plus d'un an. » « Situés dans des régions géographiquement différentes, ces deux projets sont des jalons pour Hightex et l'industrie de la construction de membranes dans leur ensemble. Ils témoignent de l'ingénierie membranaire universelle et innovante et mettent en évidence la gamme de solutions que les membranes mettent à la disposition de l'industrie de la construction », a commenté Yelena Baturina, qui dirige le développement commercial stratégique de la société en tant que présidente du conseil de surveillance de Hightex.


In den USA wurde Hightex damit beauftragt, die Membranelemente für das Canopy of Peace zu installieren, ein 50 Meter hohes Wahrzeichen in New Orleans. Diese Überdachung ist Teil der Erweiterung des bekannten Museums zum 2. Weltkrieg von New Orleans, das 2017 mit einem spektakulären neuen Design neu eröffnet wird. "Diese zwei Projekte in so unterschiedlichen Teilen der Welt sind Meilensteine für Hightex und die Membranbauindustrie insgesamt. Diese Projekte zeigen, wie universal und innovativ Membranbau ist und betonen den umfassenden Bereich an Lösungen, den Membranen für die Bauindustrie bieten", sagt Jelena Baturina, die als Vorsitzende des Hightex-Aufsichtsrats die strategische Geschäftsentwicklung leitet.


Hightex will be responsible for the membrane construction of the roof and façade of the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar. Also involved in the contracting team is Italian company Cimolai S.p.Ais, and Salini Impregilo S.p.A., which will be leading the project. Galfar Al Misnad Engineering and WLL Contracting Co are also involved and were brought on by the Aspire Zone Foundation. The companies selected Hightex due to its extensive experience in membrane construction for stadiums. A total of 200,000 square meters of the stadium's roof and façade will be covered in a lightweight membrane structure and the project is due to be completed in June 2018. Hightex founder and CEO Klaus-Michael Koch said, "The stadium in Qatar will resemble traditional Bedouin tents with its extraordinary colour design. The membrane fabric will be specifically printed in traditional colours and patterns." Mr Koch added, "We are really proud to be tackling a challenging project of this scale after little more than a year back in business." In the US, Hightex has been commissioned to install the membrane elements for the "Canopy of Peace",  a 50 meter high landmark in New Orleans. The Canopy will form part of the extension to the city's renowned World War II Museum which will be reopened with a spectacular new design in 2017. "Located in completely different geographies, both these projects are milestones for Hightex and the membrane construction industry as a whole. These projects demonstrate how universal and innovative membrane engineering is and highlight the range of solutions membranes provide for the construction industry," commented Yelena Baturina, who directs the company's strategic business development as Chairman of the Hightex Supervisory Board. Yelena Baturina became a strategic investor in Hightex in early 2015, having acquired 75% of the company. Her involvement gave the project the necessary impetus to restructure its operations and future development. 25% of the company belongs to its founder Klaus-Michael Koch, one of the pioneers of membrane construction. Both Yelena Baturina and Klaus-Michael Koch are currently active board members.


Hightex will be responsible for the membrane construction of the roof and façade of the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar. Also involved in the contracting team is Italian company Cimolai S.p.Ais, and Salini Impregilo S.p.A., which will be leading the project. Galfar Al Misnad Engineering and WLL Contracting Co are also involved and were brought on by the Aspire Zone Foundation. The companies selected Hightex due to its extensive experience in membrane construction for stadiums. A total of 200,000 square meters of the stadium's roof and façade will be covered in a lightweight membrane structure and the project is due to be completed in June 2018. Hightex founder and CEO Klaus-Michael Koch said, "The stadium in Qatar will resemble traditional Bedouin tents with its extraordinary colour design. The membrane fabric will be specifically printed in traditional colours and patterns." Mr Koch added, "We are really proud to be tackling a challenging project of this scale after little more than a year back in business." In the US, Hightex has been commissioned to install the membrane elements for the "Canopy of Peace", a 50 meter high landmark in New Orleans. The Canopy will form part of the extension to the city's renowned World War II Museum which will be reopened with a spectacular new design in 2017. "Located in completely different geographies, both these projects are milestones for Hightex and the membrane construction industry as a whole. These projects demonstrate how universal and innovative membrane engineering is and highlight the range of solutions membranes provide for the construction industry," commented Yelena Baturina, who directs the company's strategic business development as Chairman of the Hightex Supervisory Board. Yelena Baturina became a strategic investor in Hightex in early 2015, having acquired 75% of the company. Her involvement gave the project the necessary impetus to restructure its operations and future development. 25% of the company belongs to its founder Klaus-Michael Koch, one of the pioneers of membrane construction. Both Yelena Baturina and Klaus-Michael Koch are currently active board members.


News Article | April 26, 2017
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LONDRES, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- La compañía de construcción de membrana de Yelena Baturina, Hightex GmbH, es premiada con el proyecto de construcción para la 2022 FIFA World Cup Hightex GmbH, destacada compañía mundial de construcción de membrana con sede en...


Lang W.,Lang Hugger Rampp GmbH Architects | Cremers J.,Hightex GmbH | Beck A.,Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences | Manara J.,Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research
Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2012 | Year: 2012

The project "membrane structures for the thermal retrofitting of buildings (MESG)" is aimed at the development of new concepts for the use of membranes for retrofitting existing buildings. The goal is to achieve significant energy savings in the area of heating, cooling and lighting energy consumption. The findings of this research project are suited to be applied to new buildings also. As part of this research project, various options and applications were examined, such as the use of membranes as sun-, heat- and glare-protection elements, and/or as elements for generating heat, cold, electricity or for ventilating buildings. In addition to improving the thermal properties of membranes, this project also looks into the options of using additional technologies and systems to reduce thermal losses and to maximize passive solar gains through the use of suitable materials, coatings and components.


Hend M.I.,Polytechnic of Milan | Alessandra Z.,Polytechnic of Milan | Jan C.,Hightex GmbH
Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures VI - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Structures Membranes 2013 | Year: 2013

Although the potentials of integrating thin-film Photovoltaic into buildings make it the recommended technology not only for traditional architecture but also for applications where envelopes are characterized by free morphologies such as membrane structures, integrating flexible Photovoltaic technology into architectural fabrics are still facing critical research questions related to the structural behavior of the integrated system under different loading conditions, the feasibility of their application for the wide varieties of membrane forms, the impact of environmental aspects on integrated elements and the know-how of incorporating PV system into the design and engineering phases of membrane projects. The paper investigates the impact of integrating flexible PV modules into PTFE/Glass hypar structures through a multi-layer attachment system developed by an US company. The system is incorporated in the form finding process of four different hypar form-ratios exploring all problematic aspects and then numerically analyzed for determination of structural behaviour under different loading conditions.


Grunwald G.,Hightex GmbH | Seethaler M.,Hightex GmbH | Cremers J.,Hightex GmbH
Bauingenieur | Year: 2011

Kiev's Nazionalnyj sportywnyj komplex (NSK) «Olimpij-skyj» in Ukraine, elsewhere known as the Olympic Stadium Kiev, will be the location of the European Football Cup 2012's final in Poland and Ukraine. The stadium whose history has started as early as in 1914 will be reconstructed completely for this major sport event. Amongst others, a new roof will be installed. This essay will present and describe this new and innovative roof design in detail. Particular attention is paid to the textile part which consists of fabrics, foils and cables. The loads which have to be applied and the specific geometry lead to the need of large tests in the scale of 1:1., which are essential to choose and specify the right material. Some particular architectural design decisions, mainly the high number of radial segments (80) and the combination of translucent fabric and transparent foils, will result in a unique appearance of the new roof. This will affect the perception of the new stadium significantly.


Due to improved comfort levels and FIFA requirements, most new or rebuilt stadia in the world have their seats covered by a roof. This protection against weathering also significantly influences the indoor light situation. Adequate natural light levels are an important condition for the lawn to grow but also reduce visitor's aggression potential and - of most importance - are the key to high quality television images in connection with a column-free space. Here, membrane materials show their key advantages: very large column-free span width and very even and low-contrast light distribution through highly diffusing translucent textiles and foils. © Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG.

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