The tensilation construction consists of any number of individual canopy modules. These parasols or modules are oriented upwards in their design, similar to the tulip parasols, and are available both in a square and a diamond-shaped ground plan. Both basic shapes can be freely combined with each other as in a modular system.
This design was developed and realized for the first time in a cooperation between MDT-tex and the architects of GRIMSHAW. The sunshade is connected to each other via membrane connectors and thus forms an integral roof.
The Tensilation modules are not only statically connected via the membrane, but also via the aluminium construction. This means that the more modules are combined with each other, the more stable and windproof the whole system becomes. The central masts of the individual modules are also used to drain water, similar to the tulip umbrellas.
The parasol 4m is available both square and diamond shaped. The individual modules are opened by a coated polyester rope, which is secured by an automatically closing chamber. After opening, the pull rope is conveniently stowed in the mast. With a weight of less than 30kg, the frame of the type EV is very light and can be assembled by 3 fitters within one minute per square meter.
The membrane of the system consists of the membrane of the screen and the membrane of the connecting elements between the individual tensilation racks. The membrane of the parasol can act as a brand ambassador through personalised imprints. The connectors are made of 100% polyester fabric with PVDF coating.