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  • CÚPULA DEL MILENIO
    CÚPULA DEL MILENIO -

    Millennium Square, Valladolid

  • CÚPULA DEL MILENIO
    CÚPULA DEL MILENIO -

    Millennium Square, Valladolid

  • CÚPULA DEL MILENIO
    CÚPULA DEL MILENIO -

    Millennium Square, Valladolid

CÚPULA DEL MILENIO

The ‘Cupula’ is a landmark on the Millennium Square in Valladolid, a city in the north west of Spain. Because of the spherical shape, natural daylight swirls into the space. At night the ’Cupula’ changes into an adjustable lantern which gives character to the square.

The ’Cupula’ is constructed as a spherical roof, 45m in diameter, built from different polygons of different sizes. Onto this structure, 84 different cushions are placed. Each cushion is assembled from 3 layers ETFE with different prints.

Specifications

Customer:
Valladolid municipality
Client:
IASO
Architect:
CLOUD 9, Enric Ruiz Geli, Edouard Cabay
Year:
2010
Services:
engineering ETFE cushions, generating cutting patterns
Materials:
triple layered ETFE-foil
Surface:
2200m2

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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