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Air-cushion facade made of ETFE foil for buildings

Together with her French partner Highpoint Structures, Buitink Technology engineered, produced and installed the ETFE air cushion systems in the façade of the new building for the ''Maison de la Recherche et de l'imagination'' in Caen (France).

The façade is provided with 15 transparent ETFE cushions, composed of four layers of ETFE film (three air chambers). The total surface is around 500 sqm.

 
 

Project data:

Material: ETFE film, transparant
Client: Association Relais d'Sciences
Design/ architect: Bruther
Engineering: Tentech
ETFE cushion system: Buitink Technology/ Highpoint Structures
Year of implementation: 2015