The team of IASO is proud to announce that we just signed the contract for the ETFE façade of the future Olympic Stadium of Nice (France).
With a structure made of a wooden mesh, it is a splendid ecologic project for which the choice of ETFE was totally appropriate. The transparency of the material will allow to add lightness to the building, to have a great effect with light and to follow perfectly the organic shape of the framework.
With a total surface of 20200 square meters, the ETFE façade is a new challenge that IASO is taking up, the challenge of creating a exceptional building that will complete the beauty of the city and for which a perfect quality of execution is essential.
A project by MIAS ARCHITECTS with a spherical shape and a total transparency.
The MIAS ARCHITECTS’ project for the headquarters of the company iGuzzini in Spain, with a spherical geometry and a total transparency, allows a solar protection of the building for its South, East and West zones. IASO designed a solution made of a double curvature membrane, in one piece, constituting the envelope of the spherical building, by being tensed on a geodesic structure made of nodes and of an aluminium frame.
The membrane is actually a permeable textile mesh, an aesthetic product especially designed for façades. This textile, ref. FT381, provides great performances, particularly a decrease of the light intensity coming into the building.
The singularity of the construction is given by the high transparency of the architects’ project, and for which the concept of integrating a solar screen adds aesthetics to the final result and helps improving the thermal insulation of the façade. The solution developed by IASO, based on the use of a doubly curved membrane made of stripes of different colours that follow the shape of the structure, contributes to the dynamic and colorful effect that was expected. By looking at the building from different angles, we can notice that the colour and the transparency of the building changes.
With a view to increasing our presence in Portugal, we have acquired majority ownership in the TENSOTEC Company, with whom we were already collaborating with regularly
The business office will maintain the same address:
TENSOTEC Rua Virgílio Correis, 12C
16200-223 - Lisboa
Tfno oficina + 351214417962
Fax + 351214416517
The head of the new company, which will keep its business name, will continue to be Mr. Pedro Crato.
ISLAZUL NOW HAS THE FIRST ETFE ROOF IN SPAIN
* News item published in the Boletín Electrónico de la Construcción.
17 January 2008
It is the first centre to install this new material that facilitates natural light and energy savings. ETFE films enable climate control by means of the impression of its layers, thus helping it to maintain a uniform temperature independent of exterior conditions. Estudio L35 Arquitectos did the roof design for the Islazul commercial centre and its installation was carried out by the IASO Company, specialists in this type of material.
IASO, S.A. PARTICIPATES IN A SMB EUROPEAN PROJECT
IASO is part of a consortium of 30 companies, universities, and institutes from more than 10 different countries. Each participant has been selected due to their experience and knowledge in the field of fabric architecture.
International Achievement Awards were handed out last September at the San Diego Convention Center during the IFAI Expo 2009, the biggest fair in the Americas for special fabrics.
Among the 417 nominees from 17 countries, the “Fabric Shade Covering Expo Zaragoza 2008”, by architects Félix Escrig and José Sánchez and executed by IASO, S.A. won an “outstanding achievement award” in its category.
The 5,000 m² fabric roof was installed over the Expo’s street to provide shade to the visitors.
WOOD ENCLOSURE WITH A RETRACTABLE ROOF IN PANTICOSA
5 June 2007
The IASO division that specialises in pergolas has installed a laminated wooden structure for the Casa Ferrando Hotel in Panticosa, with a retractable awning roof, that harmoniously integrates into the facilities.
LEVANTE UNIÓN COMMERCIAL CENTRE
24 September 2009
Under the technical direction of Chapman Taylor architects, IASO has constructed the 6,000 m² marquee for the CC Levante-Unión, located in the city of Valencia. The design has been carried out with cushions inflated with compressed air, constructed with ETFE films —250 µ-printed films in the exterior and 250 µ-transparent films in the interior. The spectacular nature of the project and its dimensions reveal the capacities of IASO to fabricate and install ETFE coverings and the enormous possibilities of developing and applying this material in Spain.
COVER IN THE PORTUGUESE MAGAZINE “VILLAS&GOLFE”
On the cover of its latest issue, the prestigious Portuguese magazine Villas&Golfe presents a work by IASO-TENSOTEC in the restoration of the Palácio do Freixo and the adjoined facilities of the old Harmonia flour factory. The palace was declared a national monument in 1910 due to its great historical and architectural value.
Grupo Pestana, hand in hand with architect Jaime Morais, has carried out the renovation of this old space, and has included various constructive elements from IASO-TENSOTEC. One of these consists in the roof located at the end of the old boardwalk, used for loading and unloading the ships. It is a small tensioned canvas roof that offers a relaxation area for the clients of the luxurious charming hotel, where one can delight in the magnificent views of the Duero river and its surroundings.
ZMAR ACCEPTS ITS FIRST AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
Magazine SoloHosteleria December 2009 February 2010
SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR A PROJECT THAT IASO PARTICIPATED IN: ZMAR Eco Camping Resort & Spa is a large five-star tourist complex that has opened on the coast of Alentejo in Portugal.
The award was presented in the 2009 Lisbon Real Estate Fair SIL in the Sustainable Construction category.
ZMAR is one of the world’s most innovative ecological and environmentally respectful construction projects that have been carried out in recent years. IASO has constructed three tension structures for playing sports and multipurpose zones: one 942 m², one 518 m² and the other 1,250 m².
NEW CONSTRUCTION ETFE FILMS
The IASO Division of Architecture has completed a 3000m² octogonal pyramid shape dome with inflated ETFE foil cushions at the AQUALIBI water park in the town of Wavre, Belgium.
NEW UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF SANTA LUCÍA , CARTAGENA
Under the direction of the project of the architect Francesc Pernas of CASA S.L. the IASO Arquitecture Division has manufactured and installed a tensioned mesh fabric, type FT381 Stamisol Ferrari, inorder to provide shade on the west facade of the building.