It is a reduced version of our system for large folding awnings. It has smooth steel rods tensioned to support the aluminum profiles, on which they slide with stainless steel pulleys. The closed circuit of cable is solved with 3mm anti-twist cable and a tight pulley system By medical prescription, it was made with a special self-cleaning fabric. Additionally, removable, high-flying canopies were designed that allow future maintenance while protecting and hiding the awnings in the folded position.
In our intervention, one of the longest internal streets was prepared. In combination with hanging vegetation, 35 awnings of about 2.40m wide and about 10m long have been installed, which go from one building to another, with different heights, which makes each awning have a special inclination and warpage. The awnings are operated by a closed circuit of cable that moves in one direction or the other depending on the folding or unfolding of the awning. All drives are controlled from a central management system depending on the weather conditions of light, rain or wind.
CARING FOR THE DETAILSIn this building, a traditional solution of the Mediterranean culture is used for conditioning of streets in hot months: the folding awning. In this case, it allows a thermal and light control of the offices that face the internal streets for greater comfort of the employees. Guillermo Bellod Brotons | Architect and head of the Department of Textile Architecture and Engineering