Reconstruction of the roof of a 13th century historic building using carbon fiber masts, in Saint Emilion (France).
5x lighter than steel, 10x stiffer than wood, corrosion-resistant and fire-resistant, our carbon fiber parts are used for architectural purposes to restore exceptional structures, such as the Clos des Cordeliers, a vast 13th century cloister in Saint Emilion, the roof of which needed to be completely rebuilt.
Client : constructional work managed by Calès Technologies et Architecture Patrimoine.
The challenge to overcome: Rebuild the roof of an historic structure by reconciling the architect’s wishes (for visible and discreet mast trusses), while adhering to installation constraints and construction standards for a public facility.
Solution provided: Epsilon Composite delivered masts based on a proven tie-rod design (standard tube made by pullwinding + glued metal end caps), after a design phase carried out in close collaboration with the project owner and the architect, allowing design evolutions and technical constraints discovered during the project to be integrated.