Project Description

AVENUE SHOPPING MALL

Athens | Greece

YEAR

2006

STATUS

Completed

TYPE

Commercial Building

SERVICE

Movable Structures

CLIENT

Taiyo Europe GmbH

ARCHITECT

RTLK Associetes | Archicon Ltd

MATERIALS

Steel | Timber | PVC

LENGTH

1,900 m

People

SUPERVISOR

Stefano Zilio

Gallery

Maffeis provided engineering design from concept to final and construction phase for the structural, mechanical and fabric design of the retractable roof. ​

The main structure is made with parallel timber beams, hiding on the internal the rail system and mechanism for fabric movements, through a complex system of chains actuated by electrical motors. ​

The fabric is supported punctually on the sliding wagons, fully tensioned at the edges once the fabric is deployed, covering the central portion of the mall. Once the roof gets opened, the fabric is parked at the central portion of the roof, protected by a garage structure. ​