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Marina fiera | 2002 | Hybrid | Italy

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General information
Homepage www.canobbio.com
Location address Piazza del Mare
Location country Italy
Year of construction 2002
Name of the client/building owner MARINA FIERA DI GENOVA S.p.A.
Function of building Exhibition
Primary function of the tensile structure Rain protection
Degree of enclosure Hybrid structure
Climatic zone Mediterranean - mild winters, dry hot summers
Short description of the project A big pavillion for boat exhibition with a large span which can be used also for sport and show events. Looks like a wing profile degreeding to the sea, with 6 steel arches and more than 75 m. of free span. Coveredwith PTFE fabric.
Description of the environmental conditions This structure has been built in order to increase the exhibition spaces and protect against sun and rain without loosing too much of the day-light. It is an open structure 20 m. heigh which allows good ventilation, but due to its particular shape, avoids strong wind coming from the sea.


Misc. project details
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure Permanent
Design lifespan in years 21-30
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Hybrid
Type (code) B 18089
Material Fabric/Foil Glass fabric coated PTFE
Material coating PTFE
Weight (g/m2) 1150
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2) 9000
Total length (m) 120
Total width (m) 49
Minimum height (m) 7
Maximum height (m) 21
Maximum free span (m) 75
Form of a single element Anticlastic
Form of entire structure Synclastic
Involved companies
Architects GRATTAROLA ASSOCIATI & PARTNERS
Engineers IF Ingenieurgemeinschaft Flächentragwerke
SIDERCAD
CANOBBIO S.p.A.
Contractors CONSORTIUM ING INS INT S.P.A. CANOBBIO S.P.A. F.LLI FALCONE srl
Suppliers Verseidag-Indutex GmbH
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