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Chapel of rest - 12.012


Complete mission for civil and structural engineering.


The 'Centre de parole de Tournai', is a structure situated in the south cemetery of the town of Tournai. The tensile structure consists of a 23m long and 13m wide membrane. In plan, its shape is elliptical. The global form is more complex and had been studied by form-finding analysis. At the lower end, the membrane has an eccentric opening whilst keeping an overall harmonious curvature. The structure is installed at a maximum height of 6.5 m. At the top, the tensile structure is attached to leaning circular columns. The ring at the lower end allows for rainwater to evacuate and thus creates a natural fountain.

  • 2012-2013

  • 2013-2014

  • J. Desablens

  • Community Tournai

  • Tournai, Belgium

  • 23 m

  • 230 m2

  • 550000 € Vat Excl.

  • Completed
  • J. Desablens