• Irtra 1
  • irtra 2
  • irtra 3

General information

  • Home page
    irtra.org.gt
  • Location address
    Avenida Petapa y 42-36, zona 12, Guatemala, Centro América
  • Location country
    Guatemala
  • Name of the client/building owner
    IRTRA
  • Function of building
    Entertainment & recreation
  • Degree of enclosure
    Fully enclosed structure
  • Climatic zone
    Tropical - hot and wet all year
  • Type of application of the membrane
    covering
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Space defining elements

Description

Applying a different use of the ferrari precontraint 502 technology, this project has more than 25,800 sq feet of shade and more than 19,600 feet of high frequency welding between the lines of colours.

The membrane was attached on top of a lightweight metallic structure, giving a melted look finish due to the tension applied.

The whole project was designed, fabricated and mounted in two different phases in just under two months time.

It is unique due to the use of the fabric and the appeal of the color scheme.

Description of the environmental conditions

Guatemala is located in tropical Central America around 14 degrees northern latitude it has a tropical climate most of the year.

The project is located in an industrial zone,therefore maintenance becomes a primary condition

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Fabric
  • Type (code)
    Ferrari, Precontraint 502
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Polyester
  • Material coating
    PVC
  • Weight (g/m2)
    502

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    1800
  • Maximum height (m)
    5
  • Total length (m)
    10
  • Total width (m)
    6

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Permanent
  • Design lifespan in years
    06-10

Involved companies

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