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  • FRANEKER
    FRANEKER -

    demountable canopy for the city’s square

  • FRANEKER
    FRANEKER -

    demountable canopy for the city’s square

  • FRANEKER
    FRANEKER -

    demountable canopy for the city’s square

FRANEKER

As part of the re-development of the centre of Franeker at Breedeplaats square, a tent was designed by architects-office Klamer. In collaboration with Klamer, a de-mountable cover was realized by Tentech. The square links two significant shopping-streets and functions as a superb place for festivities when covered.

Two main poles, placed on natural stone bases, mark the route between the two shopping-streets. These main poles function as a support for the semi-permanent tent as well as the square’s lighting. Due to two internal placed electrical winches, the membrane is easily hoisted. Together with the membrane, guy cables are hoisted to support the main poles when the membrane is in place. The membrane is tensioned by six guyed side-poles. To enclose the inner space, membrane walls can be hung at two sides.

A specialized montage-crew can erect the tent in 4-5 hours with the help of a fork-lift truck. The membrane consist of two pieces which are joined by a structural and water-tight connection. To make the membrane manageable, conventional steel-cables are replaced by lighter vectran belts.

Specifications

Customer:
Architectenburo Klamer
Client:
Franekeradee Municipality
Architect:
Architectenburo Klamer
Suppliers:
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Year:
2003-2005
Services:
Structural design and membrane engineering
Materials:
PVC coated polyester, galvanized steel, vectran belts
Surface:
660m2

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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