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    a braided structure

  • BREE
    BREE -

    a braided structure

  • BREE
    BREE -

    a braided structure

  • BREE
    BREE -

    a braided structure

  • BREE
    BREE -

    a braided structure

BREE

The busstation at Bree school campus is a spatial braided steel structure with a covering tensioned membrane. The structure seems to have an organic logic, developed to its most fitting shape. Commissioned by Veldeman Structure Solutions, Tentech designed the structure from concept to execution.
The new bus station is part of a larger development involving several schools, educational institutions and facilities by the municipality, including a fitting infrastructure. The roof is the central landmark in the area and offers the students of the campus shade and protect them from rain.
A precondition for the design was to create a canopy with a column free area below. Tentech used this design note for the steel structure’s shape in which the membranes tension forces are literally brought outward. The ideal line to distribute these forces is rationalized into a manufacturable structure that consists of only single curved tubes.
During the engineering stage, Tentech focused on digital craftsmanship. The 3D-model was drawn into high detail and could be used as a direct input to CNC bend, cut and sign the tube sections. Simplifying construction and assembly.

Specificaties

Klant:
City of Bree, Belgium
Opdrachtgever:
Veldeman Structure Solutions
Architect:
Tentech
Suppliers:
Buitink Technology, Schrijver BV
Jaartal:
2016
Geleverde diensten:
design, static analyses, engineering of structure and membrane, 3D-modeling
Materialen:
Ferrari TX30 type II, galvanized & coated staal
Oppervlak:
320m2

Textile architecture

The covering of a courtyard, canopies or stadiums… Tentech is part of the building team when textile and complex geometric shapes are used in new or existing architecture. Often we are responsible for a specific part of the design. In dialogue with the architect, contractor and client, we achieve an optimal contribution.

The design…

Our designs are characterized by sculptural quality and clean detailing, along with requirements of the location and usage of the structure. Combined they result into strong architectural concepts, in which aesthetics goes hand in hand with safe usage.

…and more

Our work doesn’t end with the realization of the technical design. We focus on all aspects of the design and production process that have an impact on textile architecture. Therefore, we are involved with all phases of the design process: from project definition, composition and preliminary design to the technical design, quotation, workshop drawings and maintenance. Supervising production, translating design into tailor made cutting patterns and connections, and assistance in the search and selection of the right market participants, are also part of our services. In our view, this is part of ‘modern craftsmanship’.

 Services:

  • architectural design
  • structural design
  • engineering
  • detailed technical design
  • project management
  • project coordination
  • research and development
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