Mobile coverage for the central patio at the Great Mosque of Paris
Name of the client/building owner
SOCIETE DES HABOUS ET DES LIEUX SAINTS DE L’ISLAM
Function of building
Degree of enclosure
Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
Type of application of the membrane
This project is a mobile device able to cover the central courtyard of the Great Mosque of Paris. The cover is divided into two parts: the first part is parked at the north side of the patio, the second part at the south side. Each part is made of a motorized arch, able to pull the current following arches. When the two motorized arches are in contact, at the centre of the patio, the cover is
closed. The structure is composed of 9 arches, supported by rails able to move up and down along
supporting columns. The coverage installed on the
structure is made of polyester fabric, high strength, PVC coated, protected by coatings limiting the adhesion of dirt.
The operation consists to park the cover: 4 arches are parked at the north side of the patio, 5 arches at the south side. The movement is made using four electrical motors moving the two central arches.
When the arcs move, pantographs equipped with cables guide the fabric during the folding phase. When the two half-cover are parked the supporting rails move
down along the support posts. The reverse operation allows covering the patio. All these operations are done automatically, from electrical control panel,
under limited climatic conditions.
Material of the cover
PVC - coated polyester fabric
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Total length (m)
Total width (m)
Duration of use
Convertible or mobile
Convertible and mobile