• baluarte 1
  • baluarte b
  • baluarte c
  • baluarte d
  • baluarte e

General information

  • Home page
    www.rmbaluartepre.com
  • Location address
    Km. 136. Chicacao, Suchitepequez, Guatemala, Centro América
  • Location country
    Guatemala
  • Name of the client/building owner
    hacienda el baluarte
  • Function of building
    Exhibition
  • 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

It was conceived as a visual effect for light and shadow for the main horse riding and excercise ring of Hacienda El baluarte.

The bulwark for it´s name in english, is one of the most important pure spanish horse breeder in the region.

crearquitectura proposed 4 key elements in the design:

1. Richness in color
2. An open structure in order to view the beautiful sky throughout most of the year
3. An arched design so at night direct light from beneath the membrane can be exploited
4. Visual impact

Description of the environmental conditions

Suchitepequez is one of the 22 departments of Guatemala. It is located in southwestern Guatemala on the Pacific coast and ranging up to the central highlands.

The climate of Suchitepequez is hot and tropical in the Pacific plains, gradually becoming more temperate as the elevation rises to the northeast.

the primary economic activity in this department is agriculture. One of the major crops is sugar cane, due to it´s form of operation, pollution due to burning of the fields is high during parts of the year.

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)
    590

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    230
  • Maximum height (m)
    9
  • Total length (m)
    16
  • Total width (m)
    6

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Permanent
  • Design lifespan in years
    11-20

Involved companies

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