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General information

  • Home page
    www.cubre.com.gt
  • Location address
    Guatemala
  • Location country
    Guatemala
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Colegio Internacional Montessori Guatemala
  • Function of building
    Education
  • 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
    • Daylight gains
    • Rain protection
    • Space defining elements
    • Sun protection

Description

The overall Architectural design of this exceptional school was developed by Guatemalan Architect Mario Alvarez; the membrane design was based on the pyramidal concept of the school´s architecture. The specifications for our company “CUBRE” were to develop a membrane cover with no internal supports, no external cables and represent the use of new technology for the upcoming generations. The external beam system was developed to support the top of the pyramids and a special internal tensioning device was used to provide the architectural form.

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Fabric
  • Type (code)
    SERGE FERRARI 902S2
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Polyester/PVC/PVDF
  • Material coating
    Formula S: Calibrated PVDF alloy
  • Weight (g/m2)
    950

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    320
  • Maximum height (m)
    8.4
  • Form entire structure
    Anticlastic

Duration of use

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

Involved companies

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