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Zenith | Membrane | France


General information
Location address Strasbourg
Location country France
Name of the client/building owner Pertuy Construction
Function of building Theatres & cinemas
Type of application of the membrane covering
Primary function of the tensile structure Rain protection
Wind 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 The central core of this theater- building is made of an ellipsoidal concrete body. On this strong perimeter are placed the covering beams made of steel. Around the cylindrical shape body a structure constituted of 22 small girders which bear a kind of parvis. This roofing, partly anchored to the concrete walls and partly leaned on the floor, has been conceived to act as the supporting skeleton of the outer cladding: an orange membrane. Fabric used is silicone coated fiberglass due to its strength but above all to its translucency.
Misc. project details
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure Permanent
Design lifespan in years 31-..
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Fabric
Type (code) Atex 5000
Material Fabric/Foil Silicone coated fiberglass
Material coating silicon
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2) 12000
Involved companies
Architects Massimiliano Fuksas
Engineers form TL ingenieure für tragwerk und leichtbau gmbh
Contractors Canobbio S.p.A
Suppliers Canobbio
Editor Stefania Lombardi
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