ETFE facade for cable car

ETFETextile facades
Client: Funicolari Laces

Data: June 2021

Info: Single layer facade in clear ETFE 300 micron.

In the heart of Parco dello Stelvio, Laces- San Martino in Monte cable car has now a new facade made in ETFE single layer. The facade is designed to resist at wind speed up to 11 km/h. Its stenght is assured by the 300 micron ETFE and the stainless steel cables included in pockets. ETFE is ideal to shelter building at this height: it is very transparent and allows visitor to enjoy the vie. Moreover, in case of tremendous wind or snow load, the material accomodates large deflections allowing the supporting metal structure to move and flect. This would not be possible with a glass facade therefore the supporting steel structure should have been designed stiffer and more expensive. In adition, ETFE panels are very lightweight. easy to pack and transport uphill and fast to assemble, even in case of wind.


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