This project aims to protect the walkway and the
upper terrace in the Tres Aguas shopping centre, in Alcorcón, Madrid. The
objective is to protect the upper terrace from solar radiation by means of
canopy-type polygonal structures with PVC membrane at the top, to protect from
the weather and from the sun's rays. The
canopy is formed of 10 panels which share pillars and corbels, positioned next
to each other along the whole of the upper terrace.
The metal structure is built of HEB profiles and
is reinforced by welded plates, creating a rectangular tube where it
intervenes. The canvas selected is a
Soltis 381 in beige, with micro-perforated membrane, tensioned around the
perimeter of all the panels by means of an aluminium double headline profile
fixed to the metal structure. To
prevent the canvas from taking the wind load, it is fixed in the middle of each
panel by means of a bolted plate, splitting the distance subject to wind
suction and fixing the canvas to the structure.