Scalo Milano is a new City district built in the south area of Milano, a district dedicated completely to a stylish shopping experience.
A stylish shopping district is a synonym of tensile architecture, which is why Taiyo Europe was involved in
this modern project. Our work focused in the "Food Experience District", the "heart" of Scalo Milano.
A 2300 sqm PTFE membrane roof, where people can sit down under any weather condition and enjoy a
Tensile Architecture and the UEFA 2016 Semi-Final
Passion for football - Passion for membrane architecture - Taiyo Europe always present
Newsletter - Spring Edition - Tensile Architecture 2016
New PVC Roof for "L'Astronave" in Pesaro - Membrane architecture & Arenas
The "Adriatic Arena" in Pesaro, Italy is one of the biggest sport structures in Italy with a capacity of 11.000 spectators. Due to its peculiar shape this arena is also known as "L'Astronave" (Spaceship) or "Coccinella" which means ladybug. The arena was built in 1996 and inaugurated by no other than Luciano Pavarotti!
"L'Astronave" is used for many purposes: From basketball matches, concerts and exhibits, to hosting one of the most important festivals in Italy, the “Rossini Opera Festival”.
Taiyo Europe was called by the consortium SINEP Scarl to replace the old membrane roof and to solve water infiltrations that have been causing many problems for the last years. The entire roof was replaced with a new PVC membrane and, in order to avoid water leakage, every new clamping plate had closure flaps, which meant that 9.000 m of welding had to be made on site. The job took almost 4 months.
Taiyo Europe is proud to have achieved a very successful result. A success confirmed by the "International Tennis Federation" when they chose the Adriatic Arena for the Davis Cup. Membranes roof the world!
Atlético de Madrid gets a new look
"Estadio La Peineta", officially known as "Estadio Olímpico de Madrid", is currently being reconstructed and will become the new stadium of the football club Atlético de Madrid. Taiyo Europe was awarded the construction of the cable net roof cladded with 90.000m² of PTFE glass fabric. The stadium had a capacity of 54.000 spectators; after its reconstruction, around 70.000 fans will be able to watch their favourite team play in their new home.
The assembly works of the PTFE roof are scheduled to start during the third quarter of 2016. The assembling of the cable net roof, consisting of double tension ring and 96no radial cables, will take place at the ground level. The “Big Lift” is the highlight of the construction. The cable net superstructure will be raised to its final position using hydraulic jacks with a total capacity of 9,600 tones. The installation of the PTFE glass cladding will follow, finishing the construction by Mid-2017.
Protective Membrane Tent at the Neolitic Temples in Tarxien: Our ongoing project in Malta
Transparent design & sophisticated illumination: Taiyo's ETFE-Umbrellas
Take a look at our award-winning ETFE project in Chambourcy, France. Around the mall you can see the organically formed ETFE-Umbrellas, which blend naturally with its environment. The umbrellas provide not only uninterrupted weather protection regardless of the season, but also add a stylish edge to the whole building.
Taiyo Europe at the EXPO 2015 in Milano - ETFE, PTFE and PVC Membrane Architecture
This year the Universal Exhibition takes place in Milan, Italy. The Expo Milano 2015 gathers around 144 countries, which show their best technology and innovations that offer a concrete answer to the Expo's theme: "Feeding the planet. Energy for life". Taiyo Europe is also present at the Expo, having built seven unique membrane structures totaling around 81,100 m2. You can glimpse our work in several pavilions, from Japan to Germany, from ETFE to PTFE. Check out our brand new Facebook page and see for yourself the immense diversity of tensile architecture.
Eurocopter Retractable PVC Roof - Spirit of innovation
In the spirit of innovation, Airbus Helicopters constructed a test building for the desing of new helicopter models. But how can the helicopters fly in and out of the building? Taiyo Europe had the answer: a retractable 1000 m² PVC roof. The light membrane roof meets strict requirements such as flexibility and aerodynamic issues while maintaining a healthy environment for the staff. The roof's aesthetic blends perfectly with the surrounding hills in the background.
2015 Engineering Prize for the roofing of the VW KundenCenter, Wolfsburg
The Engineering Prize „Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaues“ made it once more clear how broad the work field of civil engineers is. The prize in the construction category goes to Mike Schlaich from "Schlaich Berger und Partner" for the roofing of the VW KundenCenter in Wolfsburg. The new PTFE roof at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg presents with its curvature a welcome gesture and blends harmoniously into the surrounding hills. The idea of a "sheet in the landscape" was implemented by the curving shape of the steel beam. It is a membrane lined with nylon cable net that spans, with comparatively little material, an area of approximately 1,600m². A beautiful example of the elegance of tensile architectecture!
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille - PTFE-Glass Roof in all its glory!
Built in 1937 and home to the football club Olympique Marseille ever since, the stadium is one of nine venues that will host European Championships games when the tournament is held in France. Taiyo Europe was chosen to design, manufacture and carry out the installation of this spectacular project. The roof construction is designed as an arch-supported, PTFE coated fibreglass membrane.
Taiyo's membrane architecture at the London Airport Heathrow Terminal
The new passenger terminal T2A at London's Heathrow Airport has been completed and has taken into operation, as planned, in the summer of 2014. Taiyo's services weren't just limited to the membrane, but also included the design of the secondary steel construction used to stretch and mount the prefabricated membranes.
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