Tarjetas Postales de Arquitectura Moderna/ Modern Architecture Postcards
287. Orly. Les Hangars a Dirigeables
Freyssinet's airship hangars at Orly were parabolic (a funicular arch shape) in section and relied upon pre-tressed members. Between arches, continuous light openings allowed getting plenty of natural light within the gigantic interior space. In this manner these spaces resembled somehow the same atmosphere of a large gothic cathedral.