Restaurant terrace exterior shading
Replaceable cover, fade-resistant, waterproof, adjustable height, pre-tensioned membrane, self cleaning
Modular unified structure
8m x 20m
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Aqua Lunar is a fine-dining bar and restaurant featuring a terrace shaded by MDT-Tex EV membrane umbrella structure. It is set on a post-industrial wharf facing the Daugava river delta. Its setting means that the project focus is on the exterior and its maritime surroundings; the tensile structure sweeps upwards giving the effect of a sail.
|Architects ||Open AD |
|Location ||Riga, Latvia |
|Area ||600.0 m2 |
|Project Year ||2013 |
|Products used ||Membrane & Structures - Type EV |
|Manufacturers ||MDT-tex |
The terrace features a specialized cover with an expansive depth -covering 160m2- which still leaves the views open. MDT-Tex worked with Open AD architects to develop a system that would match the architectural framing rhythm of the space and program.
Technical requirements included a structural analysis for the late application of foundations, steel construction, and textile. A high-performance, matte finish architectural membrane was used which weights 630 g/m2 and has a self-cleaning, PVDF coating with enhanced discoloration resistance, highest grade UV inhibitors, sanitizers, and flame retardants. The textiles ability to adapt to complex shapes was part of the reason it was chosen.