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Webnet for Animal Enclosures | Jakob

  • Use

    Animal enclosures, aviarys
  • Applications

  • Characteristics

    Excellent price/performance ratio, small quantities available, longevity, maintenance free
  • Certification

    International code compliant
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The aviarys at Bois de la Bâtie, Geneva is styled around a treescape with a kidney shaped roof seeming to hover over it. The two aviarys have a structure that combines steel supports and a protruding concrete plateto connect a filigree installation. The steel construction reflects the physiognomy of trees and is surrounded by a very fine Webnet construction by Jakob Rope Systems.

The project came about as a preventive measures against H5N1 virus, it allows breeding birds to be quarantined during migration periods. A sinuous path for visitors leads up to the enclosure. Jakob's Webnet creates an almost invisible stainless steel wire mesh that is stretched to the roof slab.

Project name Bois de la Bâtie Aviary, Geneva, Switzerland
Architects group8 sàrl, Geneva
Net statics Pfeifer Ingenieure, Konstanz
Jakob products Webnet, Ø 1 mm, mesh 20 mm, 802 square metres
Primary ropes Ø 12 mm
Prizes SZS Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz, Prix Acier 2009, Recognition


Webnet is a stainless steel woven wire mesh with exceptional tensile resilience and flexibility. It is robust and weather resistant, requires virtually no maintenance and has a delicate structure minimizing visual impairment. Webnet nets are fabricated according to customer specifications with regards to shape, size and orientation.

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