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Biennale di Venezia 1996 | Membrane | Italy


General information
Location address Venezia, Biennale
Location country Italy
Name of the client/building owner Uffizio technico Biennale di Venezia
Function of building Exhibition
Type of application of the membrane covering
Primary function of the tensile structure Rain protection
Space defining elements
Sun protection
Degree of enclosure Open structure
Climatic zone Mediterranean - mild winters, dry hot summers
Number of layers mono-layer
Short description of the project Membrane structures for VI. International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice. Eight convertible umbrellas 5x5 m open and closed by a remote-controlled spindle drive, integrated in the mast. One Starwave tent 15x15 m supported by ridge and edge belts, suspended by external A-frame masts.
Misc. project details
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure Temporary
Convertible or mobile Convertible and mobile
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Fabric
Material Fabric/Foil Polyester
Main dimensions and form
Involved companies
Architects Atelier Frei Otto
Engineers SL-Rasch GmbH
Editor Marijke Mollaert
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