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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Hotel Riva Chooses TENARA® Fabric to Enhance Atmosphere and Ensure Guest Comfort in Germany

April 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

Efforts to align water and land underpin all aspects of the design of Constance, Germany’s Hotel Riva, from its logo to its architecture. SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric ensures that the hotel remains consistent in its theme — all the way up to its shading canopies.

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

  • Project: TENARA® Fabric Canopy
  • Location: Germany

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

Located in the foothills of the northern Alps on the shores of Germany’s Lake of Constance, Hotel Riva’s views exude serenity. From their rooms or the rooftop pool, vacationers can admire the vastness of the 220-square-mile glacial lake and its surroundings. Thanks to the TENARA Fabric canopy, guests of the hotel’s 42 rooms and 3 suites can experience their beautiful surroundings while remaining protected from the elements.

TENARA Fabric was chosen as the canopy material to enhance the hotel’s pleasant atmosphere and ensure guests’ comfort – regardless of the weather. Attached to the highest part of the building, the canopy provides rain protection for visitors relaxing on balconies and decks without impeding their views. TENARA Fabric’s industry-leading 40% light transmission provides shade without creating a dark cavernous feeling for the occupants. The UV-durable and light-technical fabric repels both dirt and water, and will remain white for its entire lifespan.

The canopy also provides the hotel with unmistakable aesthetic consistency that emphasizes its proximity to the lake. The wave design is a creative symbol seen throughout the building – in the hotel’s logo, in the ceiling panels and, thanks to SEFAR Architecture, even in the hotel’s canopy systems. The canopy border itself forms a wave shape, promoting a sense of tranquility throughout the hotel.

SEFAR Architecture’s TENARA Fabric is woven from ePTFE yarn and coated with PTFE. This composition provides extremely high resistance to blemishing and degradation that far surpasses all other materials of its kind. In addition, the TENARA Fabric is ASTM E84 – Class A fire-rated.

To learn more about SEFAR Architecture’s TENARA Fabric, visit http//

Hotel Riva was completed in 2011. Members of the project team include architects Grath Architects, Ravensburg, Germany, manufacturing / implementation A. Arnegger GmbH, Leutkirch i.A., Germany, and general contractor Clauss Markisen Projekt GmbH, Bissingen-Ochsenwang, Germany.

About SEFAR Architecture: SEFAR Architecture is a leading manufacturer of monofilament precision and ePTFE yarn fabrics and fabric systems for interior and exterior architectural applications. With comprehensive knowledge in textile architecture, Sefar has cooperated with experienced lighting technicians and polymer experts to develop a new generation of fabrics for the architectural and design community. For more information on SEFAR Architecture’s products and services, call Peter Katcha at 727-388-4919 or visit

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