Lightweight geometric forms filling an internal space generally with no applied environmental loads - from wind, rain or snow - but usually a small amount of prestress.
LSAA 2011 Design Award Entry (Cat 7, 7321) Pou Manawa - Auckland International Airport
Pou Manawa (Maori name for the Tree) is the heart of the new retail centre at Auckland International Airport, it stands proud where people gather, coming and going from their journeys around the world.
Fabric Structure Systems were approached with a brief to develop the significant sculptural piece for the Auckland International Airport’s retail departures area.
Entrant: MakMax Australia – Designer
Location: 31 Alfred Street - Sydney NSW 2000 Client: City of Sydney
Architect: LAVA (Laboratory of Visionary Architecture) Struct. Eng.: MakMax Australia
Others: MakMax (Installation) Fabricator: MakMax Australia
This project was entered in the LSAA 2009 Design Awards (Cat 4, 4898)
No further details have been entered at this stage.
Entrant: UFS Australasia Pty Ltd - Designer / Fabricator
Location: Murwillumbah - Northern NSW Client: Multispan Australia Pty Ltd
Struct. Eng.: Ferrari Proprietary System Builder: Universal Fabric Structures / Ozrig
Fabricator: Fabric Shelter Systems
Project entered in the LSAA 2009 Design Awards, Category 4 (47063) - Internal and Sculptures
The revamped Murwillumbah swimming pool located in Northern NSW, now known as the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre, offers the public an interactive leisure pool, waterslide, barbeque & picnic area, covered grandstand and refurbished outdoor Olympic pool. The suspended ceiling needed to not be susceptible to corrosion and provide an acoustic balance to traditionally noisy swimming pool halls
Entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 6, 6425)
Entrant: John Wardle Architects (Architect / Designer)
Location: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Completed: 15 September 2015
Client: National Gallery of Victoria
Team: Matthew van Kooy, John Bahoric, Electrolight (lighting), 3D Structural Solutions (Shop Drawings), Light Project, Engineering Directions
This outdoor installation is a steel structure with a canopy of brightly coloured polypropylene ‘blossoms’. It was a site for performance, retreat and reflection in the garden of the Gallery over Spring and Summer 2015/16. The grid shell structure spans 21 meters and stands 7.5 meters tall, the shading system involves 1650 die cut, hand folded pink, purple and orange polypropylene shade elements and utilized 6600 eyelets and 3300 laser cut cleats. The installation gave the gallery the chance to extend its offering and provide a buffer between the formal gallery and the outdoor spaces.
Very lightweight highly curved forms may be used to create exciting geometric forms to fill a void.
There will be no external environmental loads from wind, rain or snow but a small degree of prestress and accurate patterning are required.
Project entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 7, 0416)
Australian Catholic University Artwork & Fall Arrest Netting
Entrant: Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd (Engineer)
Location: Fitzroy, Victoria. Completed: 2015 Client: Australian Catholic University
Team: Amy Watson (Artist), Tensys Engineers, Turner & Townsend Thinc (Proj Man.), Shape Australia, Ronstan
The implementation of form and function. The artwork is the form with the fall arrest netting being the function.
Entry in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (Cat 4, 4022) "Internal and Sculptures"
Entrant: Structurflex Ltd
Client: Vector Arena Architect: Peddle Thorpe Architects
Structural Engineer: Compusoft Engineering Auckland Fabricator(s): Structurflex Ltd
Application and Function
Design and build a unique light cover for the atrium lights at the new Vector Arena in Auckland. The basis of the design is the waka (canoe).
Listen Out Festival Temporary Tensile Canopy - LSAA 2013 Award of Excellence (Cat 6, #6512)
Entrant: Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd
- Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
- Client: Listen Out Festival, Melbourne 2013 - Completion Date: 2013
"Beautifully resolved on all levels."
"An innovative, imaginative and thoroughly engaging project. So right for purpose - a canopy under which to shelter in a park while listening to music. Great colour. Joyful work that captures the spirit and essence of lightweight construction."
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