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Saimekadin Amphitheater | Membrane | Turkey


General information
Location address 296/2 sok. no:1 35100 Bornova Izmir
Location country Turkey
Name of the client/building owner Mamak Municipality
Function of building Theatres & cinemas
Type of application of the membrane covering
Primary function of the tensile structure Daylight gains
Rain protection
Space defining elements
Sun protection
Wind protection
Degree of enclosure Hybrid structure
Climatic zone Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
Number of layers double-layer
Short description of the project This tensile membrane structure is currently the largest "monolithic" membrane roof in Turkey. The fabric roof covers an amphitheater with a 3000-person capacity and is supported by two 25-meter high truss masts. The conceptual design is directly related to the topographic specifications of the location. The membrane is tensioned by 18 jointed masts at the perimeter. Five of the peripheral masts had to be positioned in front of a building to provide sufficient strength. The masts are connected to the membrane above the roof of the building by steel cables with a 32-milimeter diameter. The two symmetrical sides of the membrane are connected to each other by steel plates. The top section of the membrane uses Ferrari 1302 s, while the rest utilizes Ferrari 1202 s. Approximately four kilometers of high frequency welding joins a total of 324 patterns. The monolithic fabric form was erected in one fell swoop.
Misc. project details
General comments, links This is a featured project in Fine Fabric by Chris Van Uffelen. (Uffelen, Chris Van. Fine Fabric: Delicate Materials for Architecture and Interior Design. Berlin: Braun, 2009. 28-31)
References Fine Fabric
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure Permanent
Convertible or mobile Convertible
Design lifespan in years 21-30
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Fabric
Type (code) FERRARI 1202 S
Material Fabric/Foil PVC - coated polyester fabric
Material coating PVDF
Weight (g/m2) 1050
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2) 3200
Involved companies
Architects Ramon SASTRE
Onart Tensile Membrane Structures
Engineers Onart Tensile Membrane Structures
Contractors Onart Tensile Membrane Structures
Suppliers FERRARI
Contact persons H. Mufit Eribol
Editor Eribol Mufit
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