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General information

  • Location address
    Patrasso Port
  • Location country
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Mekaterattiki Diodos SA
  • Function of building
    Vehicle services
  • 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
    • Rain protection
    • Sun protection


The structure covers a surface of 68mx34m. The bearing frame consists of 4 calendered hot dipped galvanised arches, placed in a longitudinal way, having a width of 34m supported by 2 hot dipped galvanised steel pillars. The height is 6,70m, reaching a height of 3,70m at the perimeter.

Each arch is braced by means of cables anchored to the top of the pillars and the membrane is stretched on the perimeter on top of 3,70m high stands.
The structure has been calculated according to EUROCODE 1 standards. Accidental loads taken into consideration were the following: snow: qs=60kg/m2; wind: qw=80kg/m2
Due to the shape and the involved loads, the covering membrane was manufactured using a
Précontraint 1002 Fluotop T– with a Polyester reinforcement 2x1100dtex – surface treatment
100% PVDF, with tensile strength of 420/400daN/5cm; tearing strength of 55/50daN and weight of 1050gr/m2.
The shape of the single layer membrane has a double negative curvature, which is stabilized by pre-stressing.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Type (code)
    Ferrari precontraint 1002 fluotop T

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
  • Maximum height (m)
  • Total length (m)
  • Total width (m)
  • Form single element

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure

Involved companies