SL Rasch GmbH
Optimal solutions for outstanding lightweight architecture
SL Rasch GmbH is an architecture and engineering practice whose work centres on the planning and implementation of innovative lightweight architecture. Our multinational and interdisciplinary team of architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers and computer experts plans and builds structures that are successfully used as convertible shading roofs for outdoor spaces all over the world, with a special emphasis on large-format umbrellas.
In particular, SL Rasch has received international acclaim for the design and implementation of the Medina Piazza Shading Project in Saudi Arabia. The biggest convertible shading roof on the planet consists of 250 funnel-shaped umbrellas and shades a total area of 150,000 square metres – an unparalleled and highly innovative solution on an urban scale.
Ever since Dr Mahmoud Bodo Rasch founded the company in Stuttgart in 1980, SL Rasch has been raising fundamental questions about the development of holistic and individual solutions for new construction projects. Continuous research and the ongoing optimisation of scientific methods serve as the basis for the design and construction of convertible lightweight structures that include both permanent and mobile solutions.
In order to identify the objectively best solutions for the individual brief, we elaborate, compare and optimise alternative concepts in an iterative scientific process. We aspire to enhance people’s quality of life and comfort using the smallest possible amount of materials and energy – both in the private domain and in public urban spaces.
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