Tachkemoni School - 98.038
Entire study of the membrane coverings.
Author of the project : Laurent Ney
Two shelters were realised. The small membrane measures 14m in diameter and has a surface of 155m2. The large membrane measures 16m by 21m and has a surface of 263m2. The following ideas form the basis of the concept :
· Obtaining a transparent or translucent surface
· Minimising the hierarchy of the structure
· Taking into account the boundary conditions
The shelters consist of a membrane structure in the shape of a hyperbolic paraboloide. The entire structure rests on two steel columns.
The proposed typology is new for this type of structures. Usually membrane structures are anchored into the ground for equilibrium of forces. In this structure the forces equilibrate each other. Structurally a coupled non-linear study was performed of the membrane and the steel structure.
Laureate for the Competition Steel Construction 2002.