Zoo, Al Ain
United Arab Emirates
Penny with soccer field
Steel ropes - and steel wire nets do not have only protective functions but have mutated into an independent, creative element of the building skin.
The leap from traditional cage to modern enclosure that adapts to the specific animal species is the best track record of light net structures.
There is a close connection between nets and textile fabrics: woven fabrics are made of micro-cable nets in the warp and weft direction. Therefore the same software is used for its calculation.
For long spans both systems can merge into a cable-net supported membrane.