001 Hacienda Real, Restaurant (Guatemala)
Restaurante Hacienda Real Zona 10, Guatemala
Name of the client/building owner
Grupo AB, S. A.
Function of building
Restaurants & bars
Degree of enclosure
Tropical - hot and wet all year
Number of layers
Type of application of the membrane
Primary function of the tensile structure
- Daylight gains
- Rain protection
- Space defining elements
- Sun protection
- Thermal insulation
- Wind protection
This restaurant is the most exclusive of the area, located in the “zona viva” of Guatemala city, it was designed to provide sun and rain protection for the “patio” and fountain area of the restaurant.
The openings at the sides were one of the main specifications in order to express and give life to the colonial architecture of the place.
At the day you can see the shadows of the trees as a reflection in the interior of the membrane, and at night the illumination system have the same effect on it.
Description of the environmental conditions
Material of the cover
Ferrari, Precontraint 502
Formula S: Calibrated PVDF alloy
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure
M. Eng. Edgar A. Mancilla Lopez
Marijke M. Mollaert