Basic School, Arroios, Portugal

The project aims to cover the playground of the Leão de Arroios Basic School, in Lisbon. The structure consists in a single textile membrane that is tensioned on two structural arches and fixed to the walls through ten mooring points. The cover membrane is made of coated polyester PVC and the chosen color is a Champagne / beige. The metal structure was galvanized and lacquered with an aidentical tone. All elements of the mooring system (cables, plates, tensioners, stretchers, bases, ball joints, etc.) are made of stainless steel AISI 316, specially designed for textile architecture. The covered area is about 150 square meters.