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Temporary inflatable roof - Fencing piste

 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016

In record time we designed and established our first pneumatic main construction in this dimension for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The construction consists of two intersecting pneumatic tubes of each 150 cm diameter. This 30 m pneumatic arcs are the load bearing structure, fixed on metal floor plates and anchored to the ground.

The space in between the arcs is filled with transparent ETFE foil which build in total a covered surface of around 200m. This temporary roof will be regularly used as fencing piste for important events.

3dtex GmbH: Design, planning, project control and installation


Client, Builder: UIPM – Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne

Projektmanagement Support: Büro 2000

Static: ibz Ingenieurbüro Zapf

Membrane Manufacture: Carsten Daedler e.K. Hamburg & Novum Membrans GmbH

Material: Mehler Valmex silver Typ III and ETFE

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