Membrane Roof Structure on the Banks of the Elbe in Dresden, Germany

Customer Project

Investor PAN Veranstaltungslogistik und Kulturgastronomie GmbH
Architect KERBL architekten+ingenieure
Structural Design zapf & co. – structural engineering GmbH, Strausberg, Germany
Manufacturing Karsten Daedler e. K.
Planning & Assembly Management 3dtex GmbH

Every summer, movie nights and other events take place on the banks of the Elbe in Dresden. Over 200 000 visitors throughout the summer attend more than 55 films and concerts complete with national and international artists.

The membrane roof structure for this seating area was completed before the start of the 2019 summer season. 3dtex and the architect Robert Kerbl, who designed the previous roof 20 years ago, developed the new structure. Similar to the previous design, the roof was considerably increased in size for the increased number of visitors. The structural analysis was completed by zapf & co. from Strausberg utilizing RSTAB.


The new membrane roof structure has a total area of 12,917 ft². The nine main curved trusses spaced at 20 ft on-center are made of glued laminated timber. They are supported on V-shaped steel tube columns. They are supported on V-shaped steel tube columns.

The coupling and compression members for the longitudinal bracing are also steel pipes. The tension cables are round Rd 16 sections. The structure is covered with a fabric membrane on the upper side of the glued laminated timber truss.

Contact us

Do you have questions or need advice?
Contact our free e-mail, chat, or forum support or find various suggested solutions and useful tips on our FAQ page.

(267) 702-2815

RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD
RSTAB Steel and Aluminum Structures
STEEL 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel members

Price of First License
760.00 USD