UseAnimal enclosures, aviarys
CharacteristicsExcellent price/performance ratio, small quantities available, longevity, maintenance free
CertificationInternational code compliant
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.