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ETFE cushions roof - Acoxpa

Mexico 2018


In 2018 we were involved in the project “Paseo Acoxpa”, a shopping mall in Mexico City, were we planned the impressive, gridded ETFE-cushion roof.

The barrel-shaped construction with nearly 1.500 sq.m. is located above the main shopping passage with a length of 67 m und a width of 16 m. A lean steel structure of intersecting beams results in a grid of 248 diamonds into which the transparent ETFE cushions have been mounted. The air-supported cushions are connected to a blower unit, which regulates the air pressure and automatically compensates for weather fluctuations.

For the diamond-shaped pillows, the acute angles were a special challenge and a wrinkle-free design was the top priority. Precise planning of the ETFE cushions and the specially developed clamping profile made it possible to fulfill this vision.

3dtex GmbH: Main contractor for ETFE - cushiona

Client: Lonas Lorenzo S.A. DE C.V.

Static: z3rch

Assembly : Lonas Lorenzo S.A. DE C.V.

Membrane  Manufacture: Novum Membranes GmbH

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