Convertible membrane roof, Quito, EC, 2019

Convertible, Form-finding, Lightweight, Membrane, Patterning, Steel

A convertible membrane roof was planned and installed for the inner courtyard of the Scala shopping center.
The roof can be opened and closed quickly by moving the membrane corners along rails using sliding trolleys.
In the stretched state, the valley and ridge cables form the desired shape.

Span: 60 m
Covered area: 2100 m²
Surface area: 2300 m²
Material: PVC/PES-membrane

Client: Preysi
Architect: arch²²
Collaboration: tentum, arch²² 
Scope: Formfinding, structural design
Planning period: 2018 - 2019
Completion: 2019