Solar protection/ Textile Architecture/ Tensile structures
Muehlweg, 2 82054 Sauerlach Germany
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We present membranes composed of a polyester-PVC or fibreglass-PTFE fabric, which includes a photocatalytic surface layer with a titanium dioxide base (TiO2). This coating, combined with the action of the UV rays in sunlight, decomposes any organic material (dirt) that falls on the membrane, allowing it to be easily washed away by rain. Compared to conventional membranes, these keep clearer over time. Due to this self-cleaning property, more sunlight is reflected (reducing interior temperatures), while more light is transmitted into the space. The photocatalytic layer also eliminates toxic nitrogen oxide particles (NOx) from the air, helping to maintain a cleaner environment.
Layers of ETFE film can also be added to the photocatalytic surface layer.
PVC membrane (above) and PTFE membrane (below).
A- Photocatalytic layer, including TiO₂.
B- Layer of protective adhesive.
C- Layer of PVC.
D- Polyester or fiberglass fabric.
E- Layer of PTFE.
F- Fibreglass fabric.
PVC photocatalytic membrane at the Aboshi-Minami Park, Sumo Ring, Japan. R Urban Architects.
PTFE photocatalytic membrane at the Pompidou Center Metz in France. Shigeru Ban Architects Europe & Jean de Gastines, Archs.
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