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    EU2016 -

    eyecatching facade for Dutch EU presidency

  • EU2016
    EU2016 -

    eyecatching facade for Dutch EU presidency

  • EU2016
    EU2016 -

    eyecatching facade for Dutch EU presidency

  • EU2016
    EU2016 -

    eyecatching facade for Dutch EU presidency

  • EU2016
    EU2016 -

    eyecatching facade for Dutch EU presidency

  • EU2016
    EU2016 -

    eyecatching facade for Dutch EU presidency

  • EU2016
    EU2016 -

    eyecatching facade for Dutch EU presidency

  • EU2016
    EU2016 -

    eyecatching facade for Dutch EU presidency

EU2016

The EU Presidency took place in the Netherlands in the first half of 2016 at the Amsterdam Marineterrein (Marine Area). Here European politicians gather in the mobile ‘Europe Building’ made especially for this event. The entrance of the building, designed by DUS architects, is partially constructed with playfully shaped sails that refer to the historical sailing ships that used to be built in this area. This creates alcoves, which house EU-blue coloured 3D-printed benches. At night the sails are lit gradually with a pulsing light.

sailmaker: Indu-con

pictures: Ossip van Duivenbode

Specificaties

Klant:
DUS Architects
Opdrachtgever:
Neptunus Structures
Architect:
DUS Architects
Suppliers:
Indu-con
Jaartal:
2015
Geleverde diensten:
structural design, engineering of membrane and supporting structure, 3D modeling, statical analysis, cutting pattern generation and fabric detailing, monitoring during construction and assembly
Materialen:
serge ferrari 502, galvanized steel
Oppervlak:
300m2

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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