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General information

  • Location address
  • Location country
  • Year of construction
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Municipality of Amstelveen
  • Function of building
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane


The spiritualty of the building is materialized in a contrast of materials. The base of the building is made of stone as metaphor of heaviness, gravity and earthly. The cover is a membrane, showing lightness, clearness and heavenly. Evidently the quality and translucency of the membrane was of vital importance for the architect.
Material of choice wasSerge Ferrari TX-30, a strong material which, above all, is easy to maintain clean. Processing TX-30 is a specialized work, executed by Buitink Technology.

The shape stands out in the green surroundings of the cemetery. It also stands out from a structural point of view. Before the architect choose to use fabric as the pavilion’s envelope, the geometry was already defined. A geometry which deviates from conventional membrane structures as the shape is not a typical minimal surface, it’s not a shape which the fabric takes by nature. When working in the digital model of the project, Tentech tweaked and tuned tensions in different areas of the membrane - manipulated the ‘natural’ shape of the fabric into the architects’ design.

PRECONTRAINT TX-30 is a new innovative material, developed by Serge Ferrari to guarantee both more natural light input and a useful life of over 30 years for demanding projects. The PVDF top treatment is CROSSLINKED using a reticulated process. It creates irreversible chemical links between the PVDF molecules and provides long term benefits. As a consequence of its high resistance, the flexible top treatment has to be abraded before welding.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Type (code)
    Ferrari TX-30

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure

Involved companies