el tenedor (casa santo domingo)
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Santo Domingo Del Cerro, Antigua Guatemala
Name of the client/building owner
casa santo domingo
Function of building
Restaurants & bars
Degree of enclosure
Fully enclosed structure
Tropical - hot and wet all year
Number of layers
Type of application of the membrane
Primary function of the tensile structure
- Rain protection
The project was developed based on the beautiful mountain and volcano landscapes that sourround the top of the valley in wich this membrane was installed.
The color used resembles somehow the sense of the Baroque architecture as well the colonial style of the city which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.
The membrane itself, has 6 cones formed by central masts derived from a lightweight structure combined with concrete reenforcements.
Description of the environmental conditions
Due to its location on top of a valley, sometimes it whithstands heavy winds and rain.
Antigua Guatemala has an average temperature of 22oC.
Material of the cover
Ferrari, Precontraint 502
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Maximum height (m)
Total length (m)
Total width (m)
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure
Design lifespan in years