• Starwave tent
  • Umbrellas open
  • Umbrellas closed

General information

  • Location address
    Venezia, Biennale
  • Location country
    Italy
  • Year of construction
    1996
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Uffizio technico Biennale di Venezia
  • Function of building
    Exhibition
  • Degree of enclosure
    Open structure
  • Climatic zone
    Mediterranean - mild winters, dry hot summers
  • Type of application of the membrane
    covering
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Rain protection
    • Space defining elements
    • Sun protection

Description

Membrane structures for VI. International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice. Eight convertible umbrellas 5x5 m open and closed by a remote-controlled spindle drive, integrated in the mast. One Starwave tent 15x15 m supported by ridge and edge belts, suspended by external A-frame masts.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Fabric
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Polyester

Main dimensions and form

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Temporary
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible and mobile

Involved companies

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