General information

  • Location address
    Hannover
  • Location country
    Germany
  • Function of building
    Public spaces
  • Degree of enclosure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane

Description

Erected with different coloured coveringsalong the main routes of the Expo site and in front of the German Pavilion, the canopies create a sense of continuity and identity. The simple construction consists of four double-curved cotton-fabric membranes spanned between steel sections and tensioned after assembly by the main beams. Tension and compression rods stabilize the structure against wind suction and pressure. The main beams also function as gutters that channel rainwater into drainpipes in the central columns. The canopies are 7,5 x 7,5 m on plan and can be linked to form a continous covering. Polycarbonate sheets over the joints prevent the penetration of rainwater. The canopies are demountable and can be reused.

[Detail 6/2000, Membrane Construction, p 996]

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Cable

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    56.25
  • Total length (m)
    7.5
  • Total width (m)
    7.5

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Permanent
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible
  • Design lifespan in years
    00-05

Involved companies

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