PROJECTS WITH MEMBRANE ENVELOPES AT PRAGUE EXHIBITION GROUNDS IN HOLEŠOVICE

Miloš KOPŘIVA, Miroslav NĚMEČEK, Oleksandra TSESKO

Abstract


The Prague Exhibition Grounds in Prague district Holešovice currently holds major urban potential for the development of the Prague 7 district. The City of Prague is preparing a new development plan for the fairgrounds, in which a significant part will be formed by so-called sports zone which will contain mainly sports facilities lacking in this district; in this case water and wellness activities. The team of Membrane Architecture Studio, led by Professor Kopriva, has developed two projects (climbing tower and pavilion) for the sports zone using the ETFE foil-facades. The climbing tower has a movable pneumatic facade allowing for the use of climbing walls all year round. The Pavilion of the 1990 Pyramid Jubilee Exhibition will be converted into aqua-wellness purpose, preserving the  original architectural form of the envelope, while enclosing the internal wet operations with a uniquely-pivoted pneumatic roof made of ETFE single-layer foil

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