MEMBRELLA

2008 Membrane Canopy Prototype Phase 1 & 2

Project Team: Daniel Coll i Capdevila, Gudjon Erlendsson, Mattia Gambardella, Michael U. Hensel, Pavel Hladik, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel, Jeffrey P. Turko (Project Coordination).

Rapid Prototyping: Steinar Killi.

Engineering: Buro Happold London.

This design for a prototype of a membrane canopy evolved as part of a series of membrane array projects by OCEAN including the Bylgia Membrane Array at FRAC Center in Orléans, France, and the Luminous Veil Membrane Screen in Izmir, Turkey, as well as the Membrane Spaces research by members of OCEAN.

Rendered view.
Rendered view.
Axonometric view showing ground elements, frame and membranes.
Rapid prototype model.