General information

  • Location address
    Avda. Luis Carrero Blanco, Santander
  • Location country
    Spain
  • Name of the client/building owner
    CANTABRIA Government
  • Function of building
    Museums
  • Degree of enclosure
    Open structure
  • Climatic zone
    Mediterranean - mild winters, dry hot summers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Rain protection
    • Space defining elements
    • Sun protection
    • Wind protection

Description

New roof for the refurbishing of the Maritime Museum, in orther to gain show space at the roof of the existing building.
The supporting structure consisting on six groups of three masts each, connected among them with upper cables.
The whole structure anchoraged to the base of the building through horizontal compressed masts.
The roof membrane hanging from the central masts and anchoraged to the horizontal border ones.

Description of the environmental conditions

The main objective is to obtain new show space for the Maritime Museum at the roof of the existing building, with the adecuate protection from wind, rain and sun.
At the same time, a new outline of the building is obtained with the rememberance of an old harbour landscape (sails and masts).

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Fabric
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Polyester
  • Material coating
    PVC
  • Weight (g/m2)
    1300

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    1485
  • Maximum height (m)
    10
  • Total length (m)
    55
  • Total width (m)
    27
  • Form single element
    Anticlastic
  • Form entire structure
    Anticlastic

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Permanent
  • Design lifespan in years
    31-..

Involved companies

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