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Zenith Music Hall Strasbourg

  • Place


  • Year


  • Architectural Project

    Massimiliano FUKSAS Architecture – Paris

  • Membrane Project

    Form TL

  • Area

    12000 mq

  • Textile

    ATEX 5000 Silicone

  • Type

    Textile facade

  • Canobbio

    Canobbio Textile Services

    Production of membrane, aluminium sections, fastening systems, installation.

Zenith Music Hall Strasbourg

Zenith is a Music Hall capable of accommodating 10,000 spectators.

The central core of the theatre-building consists of a reinforced concrete ellipsoidal building body. Made of metalwork structure, the beams of the cover lie on this solid perimeter in an interlocked fashion.

A structure consisting of 22 structural steel elements which support a sort of cantilevered portico develop around the cylindrical-shaped body. Partly anchored to the concrete walls and partly resting on the ground, this canopy was designed to form the skeleton for supporting the outer coating material: an orange textile membrane.

Due to its resistance and – above all – translucency characteristics fibreglass coated with silicone was the textile picked for this project. As a matter of fact, the behaviour of the textile exposed to light was a fundamental requirement for designers: as a matter of fact, at night the Zenith lights up from the inside and turns into a signal recognisable from far away.

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