Coverage system of walkways EXPO

Milan - 2012

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.
Technical Sheet
Performed service
Preliminary and final structural design
Metropolitana Milanese SpA
65 000 m2
Cost of the project
22.000.000 €



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