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    Demountable canopy Sculpture Garden, Kröller-Müller museum

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    Demountable canopy Sculpture Garden, Kröller-Müller museum

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    Demountable canopy Sculpture Garden, Kröller-Müller museum

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    Demountable canopy Sculpture Garden, Kröller-Müller museum

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    Demountable canopy Sculpture Garden, Kröller-Müller museum

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In a closed competition, Tentech designed a de-mountable covering for the event-court of Kröller-Müller Museum’s sculpture garden in Otterlo. The temporary nature of the project, displayed during the process of building up the structure and demounting it, was implemented as concept of the covering and utilized to create alterations of the structure. The project is divided in diagonal segments, which can be combined to make different sized coverings. A grid of foundation points makes it possible to place (smaller sized) pavilions freely.  This adaptability gives the museum the possibility to respond differently to each event (expo’s, lectures, concerts, etc.) or to changes of project requirements.

Each pavilion consists out of a continuous tensioned membrane, supported by columns. The perimeter of the membrane is free of columns, instead it is tensioned by long cables to give the illusion of a cloth floating above the festival area. The membranes are connected to the columns by rain-drop shaped cable borders. The openings in these so formed high-points are covered with transparent material to bring daylight into the court.  In a seemingly random pattern, columns are absent and at that location the membrane is directly connected to the foundation point. The lower points allow fresh air to flow and rain water to be carried off. The alternation of high and low points results into an amorphous sequence of vaults. They define the size and experience of the different spaces. The pavilion can be complemented with vertical membrane screens that provide privacy and shelter.

Specifications

Customer:
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Client:
Kröller-Müller Museum
Architect:
Harmen Werkman (Tentech bv)
Year:
2007
Services:
concept design
Materials:
pvc coated polyester, aluminum columns, steel connections.
Surface:
3456m2, 2304m2, 1296m2, 576m2, 144m2

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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