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General information

  • Home page
    www.sobresaliente
  • Location address
    San Jose
  • Location country
    Uruguay
  • Function of building
    Sport
  • Degree of enclosure
    Fully enclosed structure
  • Climatic zone
  • Type of application of the membrane
    covering
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Rain protection
    • Space defining elements
    • Thermal insulation

Description

Background information:
Initially the swimming pool was only used for summer. The objective was to use it also in winter, taking advantage of the solar energy to heat a small covered part.

Objectives of the roof:
- Design with minimum air volume for heating
- Allowing entrance of natural light and solar radiation
- Rain protection
- Easy installation of the membrane

Description:
The cover is made of translucent PVC-polyester membrane, tightened on the supporting structure. The main structure consists of tri-articulated arches, made of laminated wood. The arches have a span of 12 m and are placed at a distance of 4.5m.
With this solution, the use of a detachable cover was possible on a wooden frame. The wood was a good choice within the natural landscape.

Reasons for choosing a prestressed pvc membrane:
It complies with all the objectives, specially the fact that the membrane can be removed in summer.

Design:
The roof is generated with elliptical arches to obtain the minimum air volume to be heated.

Prestressing:
The tension in the membranes is obtained by a cord, which tensions the canvas to the structure.

Building process:
After installing and anchoring the structure, the membranes were assembled in one day.

Materials:
The structure is made of laminated wood arches. The membranes are made of threaded polyester PES HT 1100dtex, 5x5 threads per cm (12 threads per inch) with transparent PVC coating, a weight of 800gr/m2 (230oz/sqyd) and a breaking load limit of 30daN/cm (167lbs/inch).

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Fabric
  • Type (code)
    Polyester PVC-coated UV protection PES HT 1100dtex
  • Material coating
    PVC
  • Weight (g/m2)
    800

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    150

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Temporary
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible

Involved companies

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