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The dome is the world's largest freestanding building, and it was originally owned by a company attempting to develop a transport dirigible.

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  1. RubenBernardino March 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Can somebody tell me if this building has gone through a life cycle assessment and how environmental it truly is? Thanks.

  2. danillosobral February 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    it’s from Burle Marx’s office ! Such a great project !

  3. Zeppflyer September 5, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Such a pity. It would have been far better for the environment had Cargolifter not gone bellyup.

  4. Holcim Awards December 27, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    This building is massive. As you drive from Berlin to Dresden you see this rise over the trees and truly dominate the landscape. The project is an admirable reuse of an old building. I wish I actually got to visit it.
    http://on.fb.me/holcim-awards

  5. lostcamber December 25, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Balance the energy use of this against that of Germans flying to tropical locales for a break from winter. This will be of great benefit to health, mental and physical, as long as they don’t use too much chlorine in the pool.

  6. WarrenSensei December 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    If they insulated the other walls, the sunlight might be enough to do a lot of the heating for them, leaving less to spend money & energy on to make up the difference. They could also eventually install solar heating outside and really make this green escape green!

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