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ARCHITECTURE

Application Feature

Bois de la Bâtie aviary facility – An arboretum for birds Text and photos courtesy of Jakob AG

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he Arboretum for birds – Bois de la Bâtie aviary facility in Geneva, Switzerland, is designed with a floating kidneyshaped roof. The dual aviary is a new, magical attraction in the city of Geneva. Its filigreed construction features steel posts and a boldly cantilevered concrete slab. While it looks spectacular, the facility is designed to emulate a natural habitat. The structural steelwork reflects the physiognomy of the trees. It is enveloped in a very graceful Webnet screen.

PROJECT DATA Project: Bois de la Bâtie aviary facility in Geneva Location: Geneva, Switzerland Architect: group8 sarl, Les Acacias Prix Acier 2009 – Award of Merit: SZS Swiss Institute of Steel Construction, City of Geneva Jakob Products: Webnet rope Ø 1.0 mm, mesh size 20 mm, total Webnet area 802 square metres, peripheral rope Ø 12.0 mm.

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