Above the University of Turin‘s Luigi Einaudi Campus the membrane roof connects the individual buildings and protects the building equipment and appliances from weather conditions.
The substructure of the membrane roof is a complex three-dimensional steel structure
The extraordinary form of the roof and the resultant different arches require an ambitious interdisciplinary design and manufacturing of the membranes.
In some panels the membrane roof has also to compensate the deformations in case of an earth quake.
The joints of the steel structure are therefore bypassed by sliding joints in the eave beam. The deformation of the membrane panels in the joint area is enabled by a scallop cable.
engineering membrane roof, patterning
MAIRE Engineering mit Foster & Partners et al.
Sinergie scarl (Codelfa spa, Gozzo Impianti spa, Arsis Costruzioni spa)
u.a. Costruzione Metalliche Gen/Feb 2013
espazio 10 2013
up to12,60 m
ca. 270 m
total 57 membrane panels
PTFE-coated glass fabric by St. Gobain
Sheerfill I ca. 4.400 m² and Sheerfill II ca. 12.310 m²