Client: Structuresmarine Inc.
In Cooperation with: Lightweight Structures Group S.A.
Scope of Work: Preliminary Design, Detail Design, Structural Calculation
Studio LD was contacted by Structuresmarine SA and asked to propose a membrane roof system for their standard floating marinas. The structural requirements were such that deformations caused by waves up to +/- 1 m high had to be considered.
The arches on the floating platforms are made with aluminum extrusions. It was necessary to guarantee that arches on different platforms did not collide with each other during extreme weather conditions. In addition, flexible connection details were developed to make sure that the PCV-Polyester membrane maintained an adequate level of pre-stress.