Covering Carré des Arts AgwA + Ney & Partners
AgwA architecture and Ney&Partners engineers were commissioned to develop a membrane roof for a historical significant building known as Carré des Arts. This building is an exceptional military heritage building that often has occupants from the events run by the arts school Arts and the city and the regional cultural leader Le Manege in Mons (be) and Maubeuge (fr).
1200 persons can be hosted in the space. The design is to cover the largest open air courtyard in the city center with five large membrane vaults, which responds to the rhythm and arches of the buildings.
If needed, the membranes can be completely removed without causing any harm to this historical building. This is done though the special structure that allows for fast and easy handling from the ground.
The special structure that was designed also integrates all of the structural reinforcements in the thickness of the existing concrete structure.
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