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.