• conoid 1
  • conoid 3
  • conoid 2

General information

  • Home page
  • Location address
    296/2 sok. no:1 35100 Bornova / Izmir
  • Location country
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Sunjut Co.
  • Function of building
    Entertainment & recreation
  • Degree of enclosure
    Open structure
  • Climatic zone
    Mediterranean - mild winters, dry hot summers
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Daylight gains
    • Rain protection
    • Sun protection


The conoid, a delicate cover protecting the café at the Hip-Notics Cable Ski Park from the elements, has been designed by combining four separate hyperbolic paraboloid textile forms strung above the café’s outdoor area. Open section between the forms increase air circulation and give the construction its delicateness. The structure consists of eight columns, four of which are built-in frame columns and four others joint the tension of the textile elements. Combining functional and aesthetic values, the conoid acts as both a cover and a decorative element for the café.

Description of the environmental conditions

General comments, links

This is a featured project in Fine Fabric by Chris Van Uffelen. (Uffelen, Chris Van. Fine Fabric: Delicate Materials for Architecture and Interior Design. Berlin: Braun, 2009. 56-57)

Fine Fabric

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Type (code)
    FERRARI 902 S
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    PVC - coated polyester fabric
  • Material coating
  • Weight (g/m2)

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible and mobile
  • Design lifespan in years