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H2CC Hydrogen Gas Station

Unterschleißheim / Munich, Germany

Hydrogen Competence Centre

The architectural challenge was to design the prototype of Competence Centre with showroom, test stand and workshop for current hydrogen technology as well as a filling station for hydrogen driven vehicles. Three rings of 12m diameter form the simple steel structure. The rings are covered with double layered ETFE-Foil-membranes creating air and cable net lenses.To avoid overheating by sunlight the outer ETFE layer was printed with reflective silver dot fritting. The air supply pipes to the cushions are fully hidden within the steelwork. The futuristic roof design and colouring have potential to evolve into a brand mark for Linde hydrogen filling station chain.


  • Realization membrane structure

    Hightex GmbH
  • Year

  • Client

    Linde AG, Höllriegelskreuth, Deutschland
  • City

    Unterschleißheim / Munich, Germany
  • Location

  • Roof area

    200 m²
  • Facade area

    – m²
  • Contractor

    Bilfinger & Berger, Wiesbaden
  • Architect

    Frank & Probst Architects, München, Deutschland
  • Engineering

    Meyer-Vorfelder & Dinkelacker, Sindelfingen, Tritthard Engineers, Germany

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