In San Isidro, a district of the Lima Province in Peru, you can find this magnificent paraboloid, covering the terrace of the Volterra Business Building of the Universidad Privada Del Norte.
The Universidad Privada Del Norte states: Our commitment to education, social development and comprehensive student preparation is reflected in the foundations of our institution, as well as in its main officers and our educational model.
San Isidro is a district of the Lima Province in Peru, and one of the upscale districts that comprise the city of Lima. San Isidro has become a major financial quarter in recent years, as many banks and businesses left downtown Lima to set up their headquarters in modern office blocks. In these fast growing environments, our membranes for tensile architecture offer a perfect solution in urban planning and architectural design.
The paraboloid on the Volterra Business Building of the Universidad Privada Del Norte is a quadric surface that has (exactly) one axis of symmetry and no center of symmetry. It is a geometric form that is very suitable for tensioned architectural membranes. The term "paraboloid" is derived from parabola, which refers to a conic section that has the same property of symmetry.
The selected Sioen membrane is the T0108. In todays range this code is replaced with the T0117F. The Sioen PVC coated polyester fabric is directly weldable and is relatively lightweight with its 650 grams per m². The structure in San Isidro (Distrito de San Juan de Lurigancho) is designed, manufactured and installed by Cidelsa, a peruvian market leader in the supply, confection and installation of industrial and geosynthetic fabrics, standing out for our quality of service and product development.
The roof deck of the Universidad Privada Del Norte is made in a bow structure. The membrane is spanned over the whole roof, with a nice detailing for the water drainage.