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This new administration office and welfare facility at the vast BMW car plant in Leipzig is a huge, uninterrupted, column-free space containing open-plan offices, with a dramatic roof set 6.5m above the floor and supported on inclined legs at the perimeter. The roof is a 2mdeep space frame of twin 420 x 8mm steel plates, designed to resemble long extruded ribbons of steel, and relatively lighter secondary members.

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