Milano – EXPO 2015 Coverage system of the walkways

The graphic images of the Masterplan Expo 2015 show for the coverage system of the walkways a light and simple structural system: the tent.

After a series of computer graphics simulations (rendering and 3D movies) it was decided to adopt the following structural solution:

- Horizontal tension structural system made with ropes of opposing curvatures and vertical connections elements;

- Translucent and pre-stressed cover membrane stabilized with transversal tubes;

- Vertical anchoring and support structures realized with a reticular space frame;

- Foundational footing system and anchor foundation system made with a gravity system.