Membrane roof • Vodnany (Czech Rep.)
Membrane roof in Vodnany/CZ
For a notable Austrian machine manufacturer we had the honour to roof the gateway and parts of the parking area of their new factory in Vodnany in the Czech Republic. Fortunately we´ve been able to fulfil their wishes for a functional but also a visually attractive solution.
The membrane roof covers an area of 2120qm at all and is hold in place by two curved round steel arches with a length of 40m each and two additional S-ropes. The further tensioning is done by 7 poles with lengths of over 14m. There were used a total of 625 meters of cable ropes with diameters from 20 to 40mm.
The main membrane with a size of 2000sqm was manufactured with a PVC-coated Polyester fabric in type IV. Because of fire protection, there was manufactured another membrane with 120sqm of a non-flammable PTFE-coated fibreglass fabric to connect with the current building. The PVC- and the PTFE-membrane are connected with an eye to prevent water from coming down between the two membranes.
Furthermore there was installed a rain gutter to control the water direction into the two foundations at the ends of the arches.
The architecural design was mady by the architect Claire Braun(http://clairebraun.at). This fascinating construction shows one more time what wonderful forms and technical possibilities can be realized with textile constructions.
|Vodnany (Czech Rep.)
|B4618 & B18039
|PVC-coated Polyester fabric & PTFE-coated fibreglass fabric
|Arch. Dipl. Ing. Claire Braun, MEng (www.clairebraun.at)
|scope of service
|project management, membrane engineering, membrane manufacturing, assembly