Exploring the collective body of work Frei Otto the studio took a methodological approach to the formal logic of tensile structures. Taking typological research as a starting point, the second half of the studio focused on the design for an integrated photovoltaic tensile system and bus terminal in Zacatecas, Mexico.

The design strategy proposes an L configuration of stacked platforms above the terminal that provides market spaces on the upper deck and bus circulation on the lower level.

tensile night

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Location: Zacatecas Mexico
Scale: 40,000 ft2
Critic: Sheila Kennedy, Harvard GSD
Date: 2008

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