IRTRA Mundo Petapa
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Avenida Petapa y 42-36, zona 12, Guatemala, Centro América
Name of the client/building owner
Function of building
Entertainment & recreation
Degree of enclosure
Fully enclosed structure
Tropical - hot and wet all year
Number of layers
Type of application of the membrane
Primary function of the tensile structure
- Space defining elements
Applying a different use of the ferrari precontraint 502 technology, this project has more than 25,800 sq feet of shade and more than 19,600 feet of high frequency welding between the lines of colours.
The membrane was attached on top of a lightweight metallic structure, giving a melted look finish due to the tension applied.
The whole project was designed, fabricated and mounted in two different phases in just under two months time.
It is unique due to the use of the fabric and the appeal of the color scheme.
Description of the environmental conditions
Guatemala is located in tropical Central America around 14 degrees northern latitude it has a tropical climate most of the year.
The project is located in an industrial zone,therefore maintenance becomes a primary condition
Material of the cover
Ferrari, Precontraint 502
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Maximum height (m)
Total length (m)
Total width (m)
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure
Design lifespan in years