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Friday, 31 July 2020 02:08

The SergeFerrari Group announces the acquisition of Verseidag-Indutex thus strengthing its global leader position in Tensile Architecture and Modular Structures and becoming a key player in...

Small Fabric Structures

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 01:18

  Project Entry in LSAA 2011 Design Awards (Cat 7, 7400) Project entered by Tensys Engineers Aside from the images below, no further details have been entered to date.

Medium Fabric Structures

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:51

  This project was entered in the LSAA 2011 Design Awards (Cat 2, 2600) Entrant: Tensys Engineers Aside from the images below, no further details have been entered at this stage. This is a...

Large Fabric Structures

Sunday, 05 July 2020 13:23

  Entered in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (Cat 3, 3003) Entrant: Taiyo Membrane Corp Client: Bureau of Meterology     Architect: Taiyo Membrane CorporationStructural Engineer:...

Spaceframes, Cablenets, Glazing

Sunday, 05 July 2020 12:54

  Entry in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (Cat 4, 4113) Entrant: S2 Corporation Client: Boeing Australia Limited    Structural Engineer: S2 Corporation Pty LtdSpecialist...

Spaceframes, Cablenets, Glazing

Thursday, 02 July 2020 08:03

  Project: SG4 500m2 Big Dish Solar Concentrator Entrant: Solar Thermal Group - Designer / Fabricator Location: Garran Road - Acton Canberra ACTClient: ANU / Wizard PowerStruct. Eng.: ANU...


The "lower spire" is constructed using annodized Aluminium tubes and the Triodetic connector. There are four complete hypars with sixteen divisions on each side. In addition there are eight "truncated hypars" with the outer edges being formed with a double layer for stiffening of the free edge. Peter Kneen presented a number of designs using hypars and carried out structural testing at the University of New South Wales to determine the effects of the stiffness of the edge beams on the buckling behaviour of the truncated hypars.

The overall effect required by the Architect (Sir Roy Grounds) was that the lower portion would resemble the undulating skirt or Tutu of a ballerina.

201811 PK 110 Upper 

201811 PK 262 Night



 201811 PK 286 Statues


201811 PK 277 Statues

201811 PK 373 3Statues