Skyspan – Exterior Envelope – design of shopping mall in Puebla, Mexico – Brief Article

Skyspan – Exterior Envelope – design of shopping mall in Puebla, Mexico – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included

A dome and an elliptical cupola roof have been installed over a new shopping mall in Puebla, Mexico. The dome covers the mall entrance and the cupola (which has a plan area of 2300[m.sup.2]), an ice skating rink and a selection of shops and restaurants Both are formed of PTFE glass-fibre fabric with a durable fluorpolymer based protective layer suitable for the Mexican plateau area, where humidity can reach 90 per cent in the rainy season. The fabric is fireproof and self-cleansing, requiring less maintenance than conventional roof materials.

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