Creating a nicely covered terrace where collaborators can enjoy lunch and dinner in the midst of a nice garden…
a unique gift to your staff, where everybody can enjoy an aesthetic pleasant surrounding during breaks.
De Persgroep wished to create a nicely covered terrace where the collaborators can enjoy lunch and dinner in the midst of a nice garden… a unique gift to their staff, where everybody can enjoy an aesthetic pleasant surrounding during breaks.
For special events during the winter, side panels are attached in no time to protect against wind or rain.
The form of the membrane is of the “ridge-valley” type. The design details, such as the organic openings, the different heights and the expressive curved edges, make the total design more swift and light. The average height of the sail is 4,5m high and ensures a perfect view from within the restaurant to the surrounding gardens. Another effect of the height is the light and airy feeling when 200 people dine together in the mid of the nice gardens.
The membrane structure is self-standing, without touching the existing building or facade. A stainless steel frame of 6 meters long square tubes forms the structural support under pressure and bending. To the garden side, the membrane has cantilevers of 2,4 meters, to protect the terrace at the south-side from sun and rain. The structure is at the same time the rain gutter system, to ensure that the rain does not drop from the textile roof. The rain water is drained into the ground with a sand filter system. The frame is supported by large removable ground anchors of each 3m deep.
Left: integrated custom rain gutter collecting rain water, flowing through the tubes of the structure to harvest the rain water at the bottom
Right: connection detail of the stainless steel structure (also waterproof to drain rain water through the tubes to the ground)