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Umbrella 5x5m | 1987 | Membrane | Saudi arabia


General information
Location country Saudi arabia
Year of construction 1987
Name of the client/building owner SBG
Function of building Religion
Primary function of the tensile structure Sun protection
Degree of enclosure Open structure
Climatic zone Arid - dry and hot all year
Short description of the project Prototype of 5x5 m solar powered Umbrellas for a proposal for a convertible roof for the great mosque in Makkah. The solar cells were built into the umbrella arm. A group of 12 umbrellas were erected at the coast of the Red Sea.
Misc. project details
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure Permanent
Convertible or mobile Convertible
Design lifespan in years 11-20
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Fabric
Material Fabric/Foil Ptfe
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2) 25
Total length (m) 5
Total width (m) 5
Involved companies
Architects SL-Rasch GmbH
Engineers SL-Rasch GmbH
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