MDT: Infinite flexibility | Architonic

12 juillet 2016

Design expertise, technical and constructional innovation and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Grimshaw Architects, while MDT’s innovative membrane structures stand out for their quality and customised approach. These made for optimal conditions in the joint design and development of Tensilation, an architectural modular canopy which was presented together with a lighting -installation at Frankfurt’s Thurn-und-Taxis Palace during the Lum The innovative system comprises square and diamond-shaped canopy elements that can be combined in various ways to form a filigree yet stable structure. The individual elements are joined together using intersections at the ends of the support arms, while textile connectors between the individual umbrellas ensure that the covered area is also protected from the weather. The system is complemented by an equally versatile flooring system that accounts for level changes in the landscape and matches the covered area. The design team realised that sp

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