Fabric Structures for Public Buildings

by Horst Berger, (F.ASCE), Horst Berger Consultants, White Plains, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


The design of the enclosure structure of the new Denver Airport derived from twenty years of experience with the design and engineering of fabric structures for permanent buildings. This paper describes four recent examples illustrating primary forms of fabric tensile architecture, designed by Horst Berger Partners. They include arch supported structures for the University of Wisconsin and for Wimbledon, and tent shaped structures for the Mitchell Performing Arts Pavilion near Houston, Tex., and for the San Diego Convention Center.

Subject Headings: Fabric structures | Public buildings | Building design | Tensile structures | Construction materials | Airports and airfields | Fabrics | Ultimate strength | Denver | Colorado | United States

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