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  • WAVE PAVILION
    WAVE PAVILION -

    an elusive shape supported by air

  • WAVE PAVILION
    WAVE PAVILION -

    an elusive shape supported by air

  • WAVE PAVILION
    WAVE PAVILION -

    an elusive shape supported by air

  • WAVE PAVILION
    WAVE PAVILION -

    an elusive shape supported by air

  • WAVE PAVILION
    WAVE PAVILION -

    an elusive shape supported by air

  • WAVE PAVILION
    WAVE PAVILION -

    an elusive shape supported by air

  • WAVE PAVILION
    WAVE PAVILION -

    an elusive shape supported by air

  • WAVE PAVILION
    WAVE PAVILION -

    an elusive shape supported by air

  • WAVE PAVILION
    WAVE PAVILION -

    an elusive shape supported by air

WAVE PAVILION

The roof of the pavilion for the ‘Wave’ exhibition of BNP Paribas is a lightweight structure where the principle of Tensairity is applied. Air pressure inside the donuts is used for stabilization of an internal compression-ring, between which the roof membrane is tensioned. Hence, the roof is experienced as a refined and light counterpart to the solid and industrial base.

By participating in the design process, an optimized shape was created in an early stage. Therefore it was possible to simplify the fabrication process. The internal undulating compression ring is created out of several pieces that all have the same radius.

After the exhibition in ‘Parc de la Vilette’ – Paris, the pavilion was disassembled and reconstructed again in India, Hong Kong and Istanbul.

Specifications

Customer:
High Point / Buitink Technology
Client:
BNP Paribas
Architect:
Sylvain Dubuisson, Paris
Year:
2014
Services:
structural design, construction engineering of the membrane and the steel structure, building book
Materials:
PES / PVC, wood, steel, aluminium
Surface:
450 m2

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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