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Author Voogt, Alexander J. de.

Title Helidrome architecture / Alex de Voogt.

Published Rotterdam : 010 Publishers, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  629.13616 VOOG    AVAILABLE
Physical description 159 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The helidrome is a cleared space, an absence of obstacles that could hinder the landing and take-off of a helicopter. It is designed for safe contact ěŽ ranging from a green pasture to a flat roof. The construction of a helidrome is the concern of governments and engineers, passengers and pilots, owners and neighbours as well as architects. Helicopter platforms are linked to helicopter operations which connect hospitals, lighthouses, oil platforms and icebreakers. The design lifts the platform above the surrounding buildings, seeking a free approach path and a prominent place on top. Architects began integrating the helicopter platform in high-rise and private building designs. The supporting buildings allow the many particularities of the helidrome to come into view. Its prominence and variety have given the platform attention and prestige. Introduced by the imagery of helicopters in the arts, this book shows safe and remote landing sites alongside prestigious and ostentatious designs. It describes the development of the platform from a topic of engineering to a topic of architecture."--Publisher's website.
Subject Heliports.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Helicopter transportation.
ISBN 9789064506253 (pbk.)