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  • fig 1

General information

  • Home page
    http://www.tensaform.com/tr/anasayfa/
  • Location address
    Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
  • Location country
    Turkmenistan
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Polimeks Inc.
  • Function of building
    Sport
  • Degree of enclosure
    Open structure
  • Climatic zone
    Tropical - hot and wet all year
  • Type of application of the membrane
    covering
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Sun protection

Description

Ipek Yolu (Silk Road) Rally, with a total racetrack of 4.500km from Russia to Turkmenistan, is one of the FIA (International Automotive Federation) approved activities. The finish line to host the competitors been set in the territory of Turkmenistan. The Turkmenistan authorities and the contractor Polimeks Inc. specified a monumental welcoming structure to honour the competitors. Architect Tolga Cetin and his team designed a huge covering system of 1.875m2 remarkable from long distances in the large steppes of the region. With 10 high points and monumental lines, the structure appeared as the symbol of this sport event. The designing, manufacturing and erection phases have be completed in a very short time of 15 days to reach the activity date.
The structure itself was so impressive that after the completion of the rally, the authorities decided to move the artefact to different location for prestigious events.

Structured with 10 poles to form conical shapes, the coverings highest point is 14m and span-width 27m. Due to the stretch forming of the corners by steel ropes, the total weight of steel has been extremely minimized.

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Fabric
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Mehler Haku Valmex FR 1000

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    1875

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Permanent
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible
  • Design lifespan in years
    21-30

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