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VENEZUELAN PAVILION CAFETERIA | 2000 | Hybrid | Germany

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General information
Homepage www.upc.es/ca1/cat/recerca/tensilestruc/portada.html
Location address Hannover
Location country Germany
Year of construction 2000
Name of the client/building owner Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Function of building Restaurants & bars
Type of application of the membrane covering
Primary function of the tensile structure Rain protection
Degree of enclosure Fully enclosed structure
Climatic zone Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
Number of layers mono-layer
Short description of the project A structurally active textile roof was adopted as part of a tensegrity system in the pavilion's cafeteria. A portable structure was made up of hollow sections, cables and fabric. The roofing material acted as part of the structural system. Steel compresssion and bending members were completed with prestressed membrane and cables, thereby optimising efficiency, saving on materials and providing clarity and flrxibility.
Description of the environmental conditions Expo 2000 in Hannover, close to the Venezuelan Pavilion
Misc. project details
General comments, links The roof was a tensile membrane and worked as part of the structure.Neither purlins, beams or trusses were needed because nine flying masts were pushed upwards by a cable net attached to the horitzontal frame. The flying masts were made of aluminium with a curved plate on top to distribute the loads. At the bottom, four gussets were attached to the turnbuckles of the cable net. Adjustable devices allowed for periodical stressing and ensured ease in the erection and dismantling processes.
References The Venezuelan Pavilion at the Expo 2000 in Hannover
Tensegrity Structures for Tensile Roofs
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure Temporary
Convertible or mobile Convertible
Design lifespan in years 00-05
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Fabric
Type (code) Ferrari, Precontraint 502
Material Fabric/Foil Polyester
Material coating PVC
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2) 100
Total length (m) 10
Total width (m) 10
Minimum height (m) 3
Maximum height (m) 4.5
Maximum free span (m) 10
Form of a single element Anticlastic
Form of entire structure Flat appearance
Involved companies
Architects ARQINTEGRAL (Ch.García-Diego & H.Poppinghaus) with J.Llorens
Engineers ARQINTEGRAL (Ch.García-Diego & H.Pöppinghaus) with J.Llorens
Contractors Behrend Spann Bau
Suppliers FERRARI
Contact persons J.Llorens
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