ETFE air-cushion awnings in Apenheul
Buitink Technology installed an air cushion awning for the
Apenheul in Apeldoorn, able to be locally dismantled. It is located
at the entrance. This awning provides an extention of the shopping
area, protection against weather influences and embellishment of
the entrance of the park.
The awnings, designed by the architect Guido Bakker from AGB,
consist of two layers of teflon foil. Inbetween the layers air is
blown. That creates a specific shape and strenght.
Print ETFE foil
The awning is realized in a transparent foil with a special
print. Yellow dots near the entrance are concentrated while walking
away from the buiding they are less concentrated. This technique of
printing reveals both heat and sun light control underneath the
Air installation ETFE cushions
The air installation provided at Apenheul consists of two 220V
blowers connected to a pressure sensor. If one blower fails the
other one takes over automatically. Another option to maintain the
pressure is to install an emergency power generator or a no-break
Buitink engineered the project as well. Important aspects of the
project are the steel construction, shape of the cushions,
strength/thickness requirements of the foil and cutting the
Year of implementation 2002.
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