• Copyright. Buro Happold \\ Spironef
  • Copyright. Buro Happold \\ Spironef
  • Copyright. Buro Happold \\ Spironef
  • Copyright. Buro Happold \\ Spironef
  • Copyright. Buro Happold \\ Spironef
  • Copyright. Buro Happold \\ Spironef
  • Copyright. Buro Happold \\ Spironef

General information

  • Location address
    Spironef Technologies 28 Rue Du Passage St Armel Monsarrac 56860 Sene France
  • Location country
    France
  • Year of construction
    1999
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Spironef
  • Function of building
    Shelters
  • Degree of enclosure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane

Description

Spironef Technologies is a company with an idea for a novel lightweight building, the ?Panoramic?, with a roof formed of inflatable tubes. This roof can be opened and closed by inflating or deflating the tubes using a fan system. Spironef wish to market this building in Europe and the USA as either a temporary building for use as a marquee or as a permanent building to cover sports facilities etc.

Buro Happold Ltd. was commissioned to investigate and report on the Panoramic roof and frame. This included model generation of the complex tube shapes, loading analysis, capacity and stability checks.

Description of the environmental conditions

When cushions are fully inflated [i.e. roof closed] the structure offers shelter from the rain, wind and shading from the sun.

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Fabric
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Polyester
  • Material coating
    PVC
  • Weight (g/m2)
    650

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    100
  • Total length (m)
    12
  • Total width (m)
    10

Duration of use

Involved companies

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