• saime 1
  • saime 2
  • saime 3
  • saime 4
  • saime 5
  • saime 6

General information

  • Home page
  • Location address
    296/2 sok. no:1 35100 Bornova Izmir
  • Location country
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Mamak Municipality
  • Function of building
    Theatres & cinemas
  • Degree of enclosure
    Hybrid structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Daylight gains
    • Rain protection
    • Space defining elements
    • Sun protection
    • Wind protection


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.

Description of the environmental conditions

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)

Fine Fabric

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Type (code)
    FERRARI 1202 S
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    PVC - coated polyester fabric
  • Material coating
  • Weight (g/m2)

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
  • Convertible or mobile
  • Design lifespan in years

Involved companies