Sociability safely sheltered
The central piazza of a major shopping mall, a highly frequented location and venue for social exchange that has to unite and protect its users.
An exacting challenge for planners and especially for the constructors, working on an area of 1,200 m2 to be covered with a suspended soffit measuring 800 m2 and pitches of 40 metres between each supporting mast.
Glass and steel combine in one of their ideal applications, bringing visual lightness to a structural web that is at the same time strong and secure.
The main girders and columns were workshop pre-assembled, offering notable savings in installation times and an optimal use of transportation, lifting and support equipment.