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Transparent ETFE cushions cover

ÉCOLE CENTRALE SUPÉLEC

ÉCOLE CENTRALE SUPÉLEC

Work:

Mixed tensile FX901 canvas roof with air chamber and ETFE cushion at the bottom.

Surface:

4700 m²

Year:

2017

Architect:

OMA

Client:

GCC - Rabot Dutilleul

Material

Others

System

Covers and Façades in ETFE cushion

Use

Infrastructure and equipment

Description ÉCOLE CENTRALE SUPÉLEC

Centrale Supélec is a college in Châtenay-Malabry, France, which stands out for its capacity for development both in its educational offer and its research activities to adapt to the times. The college contains two buildings to accommodate the students, one for their world and one for the world of research. This project has aimed to be true to this avant-garde of modernity in renovating the French engineering school. For this purpose a Ferrari Flexlight elastic membrane cover has been installed together with ETFE cushions at the back to improve the thermal and acoustic comfort in the college's new building.

Technical Base

The structure to cover the CentraleSupélec college is made up of two parts. The top part is formed out of a tensile FX901 diaphragm which seals the roof, and below this, ETFE cushions with double translucent films have been installed. These cushions stand out for their resistance, lightness and transparency. This has achieved the transmission of natural light to the inside of the building. It also confers a singular innovative style.

Between the two complexes making up the structure is a pressurised air chamber which improves the thermal and acoustic behaviour of the roof. The circulation of dry air within the chamber prevents condensation from forming inside it.

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