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Cepsa Service Station

Andanero. Ávila

Cepsa Service Station




Andanero. Ávila


208 m²




SAFFRON (Lionel Malka)




Covers and Façades in ETFE cushion


Infrastructure and equipment

Description Cepsa Service Station

Cover made by 18 ETFE cushions with diferent sizes, located in a frame over the gas pumps of the station. 

The fixation of the cushion to the metal frame is done in the top with aluminium profiles.

*Project images for Cepsa Service Station are provided by Montse Zamorano

Technical Base

The ETFE cushions of 250 microns are printed in order to control the solar radiation during the day, and at night, the cushions are enlightened in order to have a remarkable and showy result. The aluminium profiles and the air pipes are hidden by the frame itself.

IASO puffy cushion system

It is constructed with two or more closed ETFE laminates in its perimeter and supported with a perimeter anchorage system. Requires an air inflation system in low humidity and at low pressure (250 Pa), which is produced by a unit consisting of fans and air distribution ducts.
IASO solar control system cushions, which by movable intermediate layers and with an upper layer and printed intermediate to modify the passage of light and solar radiation.

What is its dimension?
Normally the circular or square geometry cushions have maximum dimensions of 7.5 m and rectangular cushions should not exceed 4.5 m. The cushion length can reach 40 m. The dimensions can be increased by introducing reinforcement with mesh wire or other materials.

What anchoring system is used?
The cushions are set at the perimeter contour through a system of extruded aluminium profiles. The air tightness of the system is ensured by rubber gaskets. 

What are its design possibilities?
Applications with ETFE sheets allow for unique and imaginative shapes in coverings as well as facades. It enables making imaginative and unique shapes and geometries. The main support structure must be able to be inspired by the planned design of the ETFE enclosure,
collaborating with it as it were.

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