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A Commercial Plaza, shopping mall LA ISLA (Guatemala) | Membrane | Guatemala


General information
Location address ruta CA-01, Km 72 Cuilapa, Guatemala
Location country Guatemala
Name of the client/building owner Idea Central, S. A.
Function of building Shops and stores
Type of application of the membrane covering
Primary function of the tensile structure Daylight gains
Space defining elements
Sun protection
Thermal insulation
Wind protection
Degree of enclosure Hybrid structure
Climatic zone Tropical - hot and wet all year
Number of layers double-layer
Short description of the project PLAZA LA ISLA is called the “most ambitious and unique shopping mall in Latin America”. Offers to its visitors a unique experience, based on a complete membrane cover it reflects the innovation and freshness of this light architecture. The concept was proposed by one of the most prominent Architects in Guatemala: Arq. Mario Rocasermeno; and developed by the M. Membrane Eng. Edgar Mancilla (CUBRE, Guatemala): “In the structure you appreciate the rounded cone shape of the top and then, when waking around one of its sides, simultaneously change to an oval form that reveal a partition as a twist to the classical cone shape”.
Misc. project details
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure Permanent
Material of the cover
Cable-net/Textile/Hybrid/Foil Fabric
Type (code) SERGE FERRARI 902S2
Material Fabric/Foil Polyester/PVC/PVDF
Material coating Formula S: Calibrated PVDF alloy
Weight (g/m2) 950
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2) 1900
Maximum height (m) 12.1
Involved companies
Architects CUBRE
Engineers M. Eng. Edgar A. Mancilla Lopez
Contractors CUBRE
Suppliers FERRARI
Editor Edgar Mancilla
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