Study and Scientific Library – Hradec Králové  ——  The Roof of the St. Pius Church  ——  Museum aan de Strom  ——  Interior of an outdoor store Český Ráj  ——  Sport and Relaxation Centre  ——  Technorama of Emil Škoda  ——  Fojtka family estate  ——  House by the third hole  ——  Horní Počernice II  ——  Náplavní 2/1772  ——  The Info-system of the Park at Letná  ——  The Barandov interior  

Loft conversion in Terronská  ——  Arabská Highschool  ——  Nebušice family house  
Letenské sady  ——  Family house in Semčice  ——  Glass and Bijouterie Museum  ——  High Museum of Art  

The Roof of the St. Pius Church – Cologne, Germany

The concept of the roof of the main body of the St. Pius church in Cologne shows an innovative use of specific static features of glass, mainly the favorable bearing of pressure. A spatial glass truss girder is the main bearing element. All the pressure parts of the truss girder are designed as glass panes; tension is transferred by glass fibers and steel cables.

Due to the use of a holographic-optical foil a remarkable luminous quality of the interior had been accomplished thanks to an incidence of diffused light and color effects. The design came to existence in RWTH Aachen, the concept has been verified by means of a 1:4 model. The project was exhibited on Glasstec fair 2002 in Düsseldorf.

author:Jan Cyrany, Dalibor Hlaváček
cooperation:R.Heiringhoff, F.Nietzsche, J.Wurm
photography:Dalibor Hlaváček
model:J.Cyrany, R.Heiringhoff, D.Hlaváček, F.Nietzsche, J.Wurm