Covered square

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Project • By NOMAD CONCEPTParks/Gardens

public parks and squares

Nomad Concept is a design office that specialises in architectural sails and shade technology and has meanwhile developed into the benchmark for tensile structures and architectural sails. Both at home and abroad, Nomad Concept built up a solid reputation with its ultralight, translucent sails, inspired by Tibetan nomadic tents. Here we give some examples of sails covering public spaces in parks or squares. In al those examples, the covered space can be used by the public for barbeques, festivities, weddings or simply gatherings of the youth. Is there anything more beautiful than a free covered place in a nice park that people can reserve for their wedding? Is there anything more nice than a free place you can reserve for your family p... More

Project • By NAT OFFICE - christian gasparini architectNurseries

PIEC - CHILDHOOD POLE

First part of an overall recovery and modification operation of the educational and open spaces in order to redefine a single childhood pole, the project aims at connecting physically the two existing buildings with longitudinal walls parallel to the buildings themselves. The new connecting space, nearly a winter garden or at least a ramification of the park hidden in the green, is created by the organic inclusion between open space and closed space.The place, with its arboreal essences, the orientation of the buildings, the inequality of the ground and the morphological and spatial characteristics of the buildings, is taken as source and material of the educational and cultural project to build through physical – perceptive connection... More

Project • By NOMAD CONCEPTShopping Centres

Julianus Tongeren - Belgium

Literally balancing between art, design and architecture, searching the extremities of materials, static design and adequate forms, this sail sculpture spans it’s huge wings like a dynamic bird or dragon above the courtyard of the former monastery in Tongeren (Belgium). A large free-span structure of 37m x 37 is supported by 3 fly- ing masts of each 17meter high, balancing on stainless steel wires. No mast touches the ground to keep the free space of the courtyard. A ‘beak’ snaps to the pond and solitary tree in the courtyard. Because of the dramatic sculptural effect of this mem- brane, the architect calls his realization “sail sculpture”. The membrane in Tongeren is realized in PTFE with a translucency of 40%. Un- der the grey and often... More