Shukhov Rotunda

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Shukhov Rotunda, round exhibition pavilion for the All-Russia Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod of 1896 with lattice hanging covering (tensile gridshell - lattice roof, Russian Empire patent №1894 dated March 12, 1899) and the World First Membrane roof (in center of the Rotunda). Designed by Vladimir Shukhov in 1895.

The diameter of Rotunda - 68 meters, height - 16 meters, the diameter of steel Membrane - 25 meters.

See also


  • "The Nijni-Novgorod exhibition: Water tower, room under construction, springing of 91 feet span", "The Engineer", № 19.3.1897, P.292-294, London, 1897.
  • William Craft Brumfield: , University of California Press, 1991, ISBN 0-520-06929-3.
  • : , a dissertation in architecture, 264 p., University of Pennsylvania, 2000.
  • Rainer Graefe, Jos Tomlow: “Vladimir G. Suchov 1853-1939. Die Kunst der sparsamen Konstruktion.”, 192 S., Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart, 1990, ISBN 3-421-02984-9.
  • Picon, Antoine (dir.): "L'art de l'ingenieur : constructeur, entrepreneur, inventeur", Éditions du Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1997, ISBN 2-85850-911-5
  • : , Borgo San Lorenzo, 2007.
  • Шухов В. Г.: Избранные труды, том 1, «Строительная механика», 192 стр.,......
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