This category includes protruding entrance coverings from buildings as well as free standing shade providing structures.

These forms may not necessarily have tensioned fabric as a major component. In the case of free standing shade canopies it is likely that the supporting structure is not truly a lightweight structure but has a more architectural quality.

Award of Excellence LSAA 2018 Design Awards (Medium Structures, 2107)

APPLICATION OF PROJECT:

Architectural shade Sculptural canopies

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Westfield Carousel is one of the largest shopping centres in Perth and is on track to becoming the largest shopping centre in Western Australia. The centre caters to over 630,000 consumers (almost 1/3 of Perth’s population).

In 2017, Westfield Carousel underwent an AUD$350 million redevelopment to create over 60 new retailers, a rooftop dining area, and a fashion precinct. Part of this redevelopment was to install a series of custom structures that would provide shade to the outdoor area but also enhance the design intent of the alfresco area. The client decided on architectural tree-like canopies with aluminium louvers that looked amazing and provided the required shade for shoppers.

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Photo Credit: Scentre Group Design

 

APPLICATION OF PROJECT:

Five themed PVC Mesh Canopies for shelter of patrons queueing for the DC Rivals Hypercoaster ride at Movie World on the Gold Coast.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project involved design, fabrication and installation of five PVC “leaf-like” dark mesh canopies with a total fabric area of 415m2 for the leaf structures and 45m2 of wall panels. The canopies are designed to provide shelter from sun and rain for Movie World customers while queueing at the DC Rivals Hyper Coaster Movie World Ride.

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Project entered in the LSAA 2018 Design Awards (Cat 5, 5594)

Outdoor Stage Canopy at Federation Square, Melbourne.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Structure was originally envisaged to disappear into the background of the new digital façade.

Design workshops starting with many different material and went through different iterations of demountable to final permanent structure.  ETFE cushions were originally envisaged as a lightweight and demountable system.

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Entrant: UFS Australasia Pty Ltd

Client: Mpowerdome    Architect: Small Quinton Coleman Architects
Structural Engineer: Wade Consulting Group    Builder: UFS
Fabricator(s): Fabric Shelter Systems

Entered in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (Cat 1, 1837) "Entrances & Canopies"

Application: The application of the Mpowerdome Entry Structure is;
1.  To provide an architectural focal point that identifies the main entry to the venue
2.  To provide and entry canopy
3.  To provide a sheltered area to assemble or queue prior to entering the structure

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APPLICATION OF PROJECT:

Community Gathering hub, Shelter and Performance stage.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Highly Complex, Triangulated, Polycarbonate roof structure, with a complete 3-Dimensional form.

The total Surface area of the Polycarbonate roof panels is 86 m2. 

This project was entered in the LSAA 2018 Design Awards (Cat 1, 1405)

Design Intent

Technical challenges from our perspective where mainly based around design intent and ensuring we could maintain this, whilst managing the overall buildability of the structure to ensure we could build within councils limited budget. We achieved this by working with Council and discussing design changes openly to ensure everyone involved was on the same page. 

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Project Entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 1, Entrances & Canopies #1262)

Highly interactive artistic and architectural shade canopies, featuring intricately designed complex steel geometry and custom fabric patterns to work with the exciting environment of the children’s playground.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Perth Children’s Hospital project involved the design and construction of an intricate structural shade solution as an addition to an outdoor children’s play area for the hospital. The project was part of a redevelopment initiative to replace the existing Princess Margaret Hospital facility.

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High Commendation LSAA 2018 Design Awards (Category 2 Medium Structures)

A series of circular architectural fabric structures

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The Capital Square Podium project was part of an overall construction of 3 office towers and the Podium building. A series of circular architectural fabric structures were built on the terrace, using Ferrari Soltis 381 mesh to create ambient shaded areas during the day, and an integrated LED lighting system to produce an element of excitement at night-time. The architectural shade structures were constructed on the rooftop terrace of the Podium, alongside other world-class facilities like a gym, pool and auditorium.

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Photo Credits: Con Macarlino, Shutterworks Photography

An Entry in the LSAA 2009 Design Awards

Entrant:                Structurflex Ltd - Turn-key Contractor
Location:              KCPL District - Kansas City Missouri USA
Client:                 The Cordish Group
Architect:            360 Architects
Struct. Eng.:        Wade Design Engineers & Wayne Rendely PE
Builder:               Structurflex
Fabricator:          Structurflex

 No further details have been entered for this project. See images below.

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