New tension membrane structures have been recently designed and unveiled by Giulio Barbieri . Following the success of the Leader and the Dynamic structures, Giulio Barbieri decided to upgrade his classic festival tension membrane structures with the features to be found in the Leader and the Dynamic.
These new tension membrane structures have been named Elite (frame on the outside) and Elite-In (frame on the inside), and share some similarities with other Giulio Barbieri tension membrane structures.
Like all Giulio Barbieri tension membrane structures, Elite structures are made of high quality materials (Ferrari PVC and powder-coated aluminium) and their modular system, can be connected to many other Giulio Barbieri tension membrane structures so to cover odd shaped and wide areas.
Like other Giulio Barbieri tension membrane structures, Elite structures have an adjustable feet, a useful feature, when dealing with uneven surfaces. Like the Festival, the Elite tension membrane structures do not have a post in the middle of the covered area.
The same optional items are available for all Giulio Barbieri tension membrane structures: rigid and soft sliding walls (plain, with windows and see-though), fan, three types of lights (low consumption, neon and halogen), infra-red ray heaters, flooring system and linings. All these optional features have been designed to be connected easily to these tension membrane structures.
On top of this, the new Elite and Elite-In tension membrane structures are now able to offer some additional features.
Elite tension membrane structures share with the Festival the external frame, but Elite-In tension membrane structures are distinguished by a more classic internal frame. So, it is now possible to choose between an architectural structure with a clean ceiling inside and a more classic tension membrane structures that has the advantages offered by the Barbieri design, and whose inside can be complemented with a lining to keep the neat look that distinguishes Giulio Barbieri tension membrane structures.
In addition, both Elite and Elite-In tension membrane structures have been designed for a new type of soft sliding walls. Instead of the classic three straps, these new walls feature a neat and professional closing system, the clack. This new closing system is made of an aluminium bar on both ends of the wall; each end features a handle that makes the aluminium bar clip easily and quickly into the legs. In addition to soft walls, Elite and Elite-In tension membrane structures can be complemented with sliding rigid walls (glass or polycarbonate).