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General information

  • Location address
    Av. Pedragosa Sierra entre Roosevelt y San Ciro, Punta del Este
  • Location country
  • Year of construction
  • Function of building
    Restaurants & bars
  • Degree of enclosure
    Hybrid structure
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Rain protection
    • Sun protection


In order to protect from the hot summer and rainy winter the outdoor coffee and bar area of this new hotel in Punta del Este (one of the most important resorts in south America), a roof was required.
Since the area to be covered wasn´t “orthogonal”, conventional materials where not a solution; in addition, the municipality only allowed the use of “light” materials that could be easily removed. The solution had to be clearly a fabric roof.

The tensile structure had to connect two higher buildings located at both sides of the terrace. Sobresaliente ltda. designed a seashell shaped roof that offers a very attractive view both from the inside and the outside.
The structure combines laminated wood curved beams and a steel structure. The fabric is a PVC membrane, type Serge Ferrari 1002 S. Since the outdoor area is used throughout the year, the roof has an horizontal perimeter that allows lateral PVC closings.
The manufacturing process took one month, the structure was performed simultaneously in different workshops (steel structure, wooden beams and membrane). The structure assembly was done in a few days and the fabric was installed in one day.

The pre-stressing was performed over the laminated beams at the extremities by an adjustable system with a double clamp bar. In the free edges, stainless steel cables with screw terminals are used to allow stretching.The roof offers a very fashionable, luminous and enjoyable place for tourists, and a solution for the client.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Type (code)
    FERRARI 1002 S

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure

Involved companies