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  • GROWING PAVILION
    GROWING PAVILION -

    Biobased at DDW 2019

  • GROWING PAVILION
    GROWING PAVILION -

    Biobased at DDW 2019

  • GROWING PAVILION
    GROWING PAVILION -

    Biobased at DDW 2019

  • GROWING PAVILION
    GROWING PAVILION -

    Biobased at DDW 2019

  • GROWING PAVILION
    GROWING PAVILION -

    Biobased at DDW 2019

GROWING PAVILION

The basic concept of the Growing Pavilion was to apply as many natural and sustainable materials as possible. This is an interesting challenge and a search for the ideal solution. Together with designer Pascal Leboucq van Nieuwe Helden and the construction team of Fiction Factory, we took this challenge.
During the design process of the Growing Pavilion, Tentech took care of translating the design into a technically and structural feasible concept. From a structuralpoint of view this is mainly about safety. For this we follow the current standards and rules. However, these standards and rules are made for conventional building materials. Sustainable and non-conventional alternatives usually do not fit in well. At Tentech, however, we are used to thinking “out of the box” and work often with special materials, such as textiles, bamboo, cardboard or printable plastic. Relentlessly structural safety always has to be the priority.
Natural materials are often less strong and have (natural) structural deviations. Therefore, higher safety factors are applied. This increases the profile dimensions, resulting in elements or connections becoming more massive. It’s a balance of concept, aesthetics and structural safety.
The use of cotton cloth as a conic-shaped roof membrane is also a challenge. In particular, the low tensile strength and the shrinkage behaviour of the material (approx. 4%) are absorbed in an adaptive way in order not to generate excessive internal forces in the fabric, the ring beam and the anchoring. From a structural point of view, the roof does not participate in the stability of the pavilion. This makes it possible to create a flexible attachment for the membrane. As a result, we were able to use elastic cords for fastening the top edges of the roof and for tensioning the low point. In this way, larger deformations can be absorbed and the fabric can return to its original shape.
When making a structural design, the trick is to use every material as durable and efficient as possible. At Tentech, we love this art.

pictures: Oscar Vinck and Tentech

Specifications

Customer:
Dutch Design Foundation
Client:
Company New Heroes
Architect:
Pascal Leboucq with Krown.bio
Year:
2019
Services:
static analysis of the structure, material research membrane, engineering membrane.
Materials:
a.o. TenCate Outdoor Fabrics
Surface:
60m2

Festivals and events projects

Whether you will come across them at a dance event, product launch, the Floriade or the Volvo Ocean race, structures designed by Tentech are used for events all over the world, such as demountable pavilions, tents and temporary covers. We strive for an integrated design of structural and architectural elements; merging the demountable character and aesthetic quality of the object.

Worldwide assistance

Travelling structures should be used safely while exposed to various conditions. We ensure that our clients can erect their demountable tents or pavilions anywhere in the world. For this purpose, we apply our knowledge on international codes and regulations and – if desired – guide our clients in their communication with local authorities.

Modular building systems

The structural argumentation of demountable structures as well as the correct and secure assembly method is written down in a so-called building book or tent book. We always strive for a security level according to the applicable codes and standards. As an alternative, we can formulate usage restrictions in case the structure cannot meet the requirements. In addition, we make an inventory of the safety measures that should be applied.

TÜV examination

Tentech has good contacts with several TÜV authorities in Germany. Providing advice and guidance to our clients during the examination process, is part of our service.

Tent books

For the Dutch market, Tentech focuses on composing Tent books, also called Building book or Baubuch. The Tent book contains all information about the structure requested by local authorities to fill out the safety plan and grant authorization. Linked to the current Eurocodes, the Tent book is able to bridge the gap between existing (expired) German, English or French tent books and the needs of the Dutch local authorities.

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