Mürmann – New German Weather Service building

9. July 2019

In Potsdam a new building is being constructed by order of the Federal Republic of Germany for the German Weather Service. The building complex consisting of six units is to be completed by 2021. In the future, weather forecasts, weather alerts and climatological services will be provided here. An office, a computer center, laboratories and storage facilities are located in the main building. An antenna tower will also be erected in steel design on the site. This tower has external dimensions of 5.6 x 5.6 m and a height of 25 m without antenna. To ensure the trouble-free functioning of the antenna, maximum deflection was determined. The rigidity of the tower is guaranteed by m.connect components, using frame corners and vertical and horizontal bracing both internally and externally. To further ensure the stiffness of the steel tower construction, M42 tension rod system in cross-sleeve design were used.