Inflatable pavilion from designer hand
Together with her French partner Highpoint Structures, Buitink
Technology built a movable, temporary pavilion for BNP Paribas in
France. This pavilion is called ''WAVE''.
Inside the pavilion various expositions will be organized. The
''WAVE'' pavilion will be installed in several places around the
world. The first location was in Parc de la Villette in Paris.
Dimensions and structure
The WAVE pavilion has a diameter of approximately 25 m and a
height of 9 m. The structural element around the inflatable
''donut'' is based on the so called Tensairity principle. This
means that a construction is realised by combining airpressure and
rigid elements in an inflatable shape.
The outside of the donut is provided with a special silver
pearl-effect top coating. The highly translucent middle membrane is
tensioned and shaped trough an inflatable ball with a diameter of
about 5 m.
||Dubuisson Architectes (Sylvain Dubuisson) L'Art en Scènes
||Buitink Technology/ Highpoint Structures