Kiel Canopy, by Ney & Partners

The shelter is an urbanistic construction providing a landmark for a commercial plaza in Antwerp. Steel columns with a specifically assembled section, support a structural grid at a height of 12 m. The grid (92 by 13 m) is composed by continuous steel strips (6 mm by 250 mm) and its form in plan has been adjusted to follow the distribution of the forces. The structural principle of the large canopy has also been used in several smaller constructions, providing glazed (bus) shelters.