Taiyo Europe GmbH

Project Details

Fabric 1

PVC, Type II, white, type FR1000
Producer/Manufacturer: Mehler Texnologies GmbH
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Fabric 2

PVC laminated mesh, Translucent, type T2198
Producer/Manufacturer: OTHER
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Engineer Company 1
Taiyo Europe GmbH, Germany

Design Company
Taiyo Europe GmbH, Germany

Architect Company
Taiyo Europe GmbH, Germany

Fabrication Company
Taiyo Europe GmbH and our sister company MakMax Australia

Project Manager Company
Taiyo Europe GmbH, Germany, Eng. Koffi Alate

Installation Company
Taiyo Europe GmbH, Germany

Please describe the project specifications

As an important part of the full renovation and expansion of the Léon Mba Libreville International Airport, in Gabon, the Airport authority needed to execute a canopy at the entrance of the airport, which protected the passengers and at the same time expressed the innovative and modern aspects promoted by the airport renovation.
Therefore, the authority required a full package design-built canopy to be executed. This included the full design, engineering, fabrication and installation of the steel, cable and PVC-coated polyester tensile membrane roof

What is unique or complex about the project?

The study, manufacture and implementation lasted a total of 8 months. Two major challenges during the realization were the bending of the columns of the superstructure and the executin of the foundations in a sandy and very wet ground. For that, the membrane structure proved again to be the best solution.
The result is impressive. With the canopy alone, Léon Mba International Airport has changed dramatically.

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