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    Church, Maassluis

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    Church, Maassluis

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    Church, Maassluis

  • APPP
    APPP -

    Church, Maassluis

  • APPP
    APPP -

    Church, Maassluis

  • APPP
    APPP -

    Church, Maassluis

  • APPP
    APPP -

    Church, Maassluis

  • APPP
    APPP -

    Church, Maassluis

  • APPP
    APPP -

    Church, Maassluis

APPP

The first building in the Netherlands built entirely from membrane. For the Andreas, Petrus and Paulus parish in Maassluis, architect Mari Baauw made a composition of coupled shells. To realize this complex concept, a double layered insulated membrane seemed an achievable way of building.

Each shell of the church consists of curved steel girders which are covered with membrane on both sides. The inner-membrane is insulated and is protected against influences of wind and rain by an outer membrane. Both inner- and outer-membrane are tensioned at the edge of the cloth. Membrane-cables and border-strips are used to give the membrane its desired form.

The membrane shells are separated by facades made out of extruded plastics. The water-tightness between the shells is made by an elastic membrane connection. This façade-connection consists of an inner-membrane, insulation and an outer-membrane. This three-layered system can deform up to 150 mm to enable movement between the separate layers.

To make some of the membrane-detailing and patterning possible, software was specifically developed for this project. In total approximately 1100 cutting-patterns were used to realize the shells.

Specifications

Customer:
Andreas, Petrus, Paulus Parochie
Client:
Buitink Technology BV
Architect:
Mari Baauw, Rene Olivier (Royal Haskoning)
Suppliers:
Buitink Technology
Year:
2002 - 2007
Services:
3d-modelling of the membrane, static analysis, development of membrane connections and generation of cutting patterns
Materials:
pvc coatedpolyester with insulation, coated steel, stainless steel
Surface:
1400m2 (dual layer)

Textile architecture projects

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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