Textile architecture
Airdomes-Air-supported structures

The air-supported structures do not have a rigid weight-bearing structure, but are supported by the excess pressure created in the internal environment: they are also commonly called pressostatic balloons. The air-supported structures for sports facilities are generally used as a covering for tennis courts or as a covering for 5-a-side football pitches, due to their low cost and practicality, which allows quick disassembly in the summer months. Every air-supported structure can be designed with a single membrane or a double membrane or even triple membrane. The latter is characterized by greater savings in running costs, thanks to lower heat loss.