VERVÈA @ Aspen Vision City
- Batu Kawan, Penang, Malaysia
Arkitek LLA Sdn.Bhd.
Another one for the record books
Malaysia’s biggest ETFE project, VERVÈA @ Aspen Vision City, has entered the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) as the largest, and longest, ETFE canopy in the country.
VERVEA @ Aspen Vision City features a state-of-the-art regional integrated shopping center and the first IKEA lifestyle furniture store that Northern Malaysia has to offer.
High Street is an area that is over 300 meters long, and is used for events and activities to further boost business. There are retail shops, Food and Beverage (F&B) outlets and entertainment venues. The architect envisioned a covered street for pedestrians to shop outdoors, which is uncommon for shop-lot developments in Malaysia. By including aTexlon® ETFE canopy, there is still the desired outdoor-feel, but without the heat and glare associated with the tropical weather. Vector Foiltec has been contracted to design and build the spectacular High Street Canopy with its Texlon® ETFE technology.
The 2-layer, 12,500 m² Texlon® ETFE cushion system, is installed beneath a stunningly undulating, light-weight, column-free and hidden steel structure. To build a column free Boulevard, we aimed for a lightweight steel arch truss. This structure spans 40 meters across and runs 300 meters along the entire length of High Street. The design of the steel structure, also a part of Vector Foiltec’s scope, has minimal bending as it meets the small reinforced concrete columns. With its huge 40 meter-span, it is a significant feat that the entire steel structure only weighs approximately 850 tons. This was possible because of Vector Foiltec’s astute value-engineering, which translated into huge savings for the developer. Not only did we design, but also fabricated, supplied and installed the steel work.
Our Texlon® ETFE ensures optimal light transmission, and high thermal performance.
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