Butterfly for Floriade
The University and Research center of Wageningen wanted to
present itself at the exhhibition Floriade 2002 in a "Butterfly"
shaped pavilion. Buitink Technology was chosen to realize the
Temporary membrane construction
The butterfly is designed as a membrane construction for
temporary use. The construction consists of a body part and wing
part, independent from construction point of view.
Body of the butterfly
The body is composed of twelve bows with increasing radius. In
this way the body becomes larger and higher towards the end. A tent
fabric is tensioned around the bows. In the body space is an
exhibition -, movie -, office - and a storage area.
Wings of the butterfly
The wings are composed of two pairs of circular shaped surfaces,
symetrical and connected such as to guarantee their own stability.
The tent fabric is supported by steel colums and wires. The fabric
has an open structure to allow sunlight and rain pass through. The
space underneath is meant as leisure area where the visitors can
sit and enjoy.
Buitink Technology imagines and develops products to meet your
needs. We are particularly expert in the area of membrane
constructions. If you would like to get detailed information about
this project and receive personal advice, please give us a call or
drop us an email. You can also leave your contact
information and we will contact you.
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