Eden Project

The architect approached Novum to design multiple canopies with transparent, light roofs to compliment existing ETFE air filled pillow structures on the property. As there was no requirement for thermal insulation, Novum proposed an innovative, single layer of tensioned ETFE to achieve maximum transparency. Stainless steel cables are in ETFE pockets below the membrane to resist wind and snow loads. Simple steelwork supports the very light skin. Novum performed to tight schedules for fabrication, delivery and installation as the attraction was still open to the public.

Location: Saint Austell, England

Size: 25,800 sq ft / 2,400 sq m

Systems Used: AES, SSM

Architect: Grimshaw Architects