Roof inflatable structure NATIONAL SPACE & SCIENCE CENTRE
with ETFE membranefor public spaces

roof inflatable structure
roof inflatable structure
roof inflatable structure
roof inflatable structure
roof inflatable structure
roof inflatable structure
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Membrane material
with ETFE membrane
for public spaces


Leicester, United Kingdom Facts REALIZATION MEMBRANE STRUCTURES Skyspan GmbH YEAR 2001 CLIENT National Space Centre, Leicester, UK CITY Leicester, UK FACADE AREA 2000 m² ARCHITECT N. Grimshaw & Partners, London, UK ENGINEERING Ove Arup & Partners, UK LOCATION Europe Details Rocket Science The rockets stand proud behind a transparent pneumatic membrane facade. Thirty-eight ETFE cushions offer a clear view of Sputnik & Co. built according to the design by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners. The Rocket Tower with its transparent sheath was an architectural and astronomical challenge.The open-air ambiance called for a special design that stretched the outer limits of ETFE technology. Some of the largest cushions are more than three metres high and 20 metres long and curve along a radius of some ten metres. The north face cushions can be disassembled to provide a large opening to accommodate large new exhibition items. used materials MATERIAL ETFE foil


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