APPLICATION OF PROJECT:

This project was one spearheaded by HRH Dr Sheik Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi (Ruler of Shajah) and was kept under wraps for the past 4 years.  The Birds of Africa Aviary forms the centre piece of the Safari and highlights the flamingo habitat.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

A bird aviary comprising 10,000 sqm of stainless steel woven cable mesh together with shading panels.

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DESIGN / FABRICATION / INSTALLATION BRIEF

The function requirement was to create a stainless steel mesh bird aviary to both keep the birds in, as well as keep out unwanted pests.  Due to the hot summer months in the Middle East an additional shading element was required. This has both a functional brief as well as providing both texture and difference in translucency to the aviary structure

STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

A tensile anticlastic form created with structural steel and cable system.  The tension element is in the form of stainless steel cables and mesh together with PVC/PES shading elements.

MATERIALS

Structural architectural steel

Stainless woven cable mesh

PVC/PES fabric

FABRICATION

Requirement of designing the structure for constructability via the use of stay cables to create a stable skeletal form onto which the stainless steel mesh is installed.  This stainless steel mesh forms the springing board to the installation of the additional shading elements.

COLLABORATION, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

This project started prior to Covid 19 but continued through and use of VC and feedback from the local contractor was vital in getting this project off the ground

COSTS

4,000,000

PROJECT CREDITS

Project ID                              4657
Project Name                         Sharjah Safari – Birds of Africa Aviary

Location                                Sharjah Safari
City                                      Al Dhaid, Sharjah
Country                                 UAE

Completion Date                    Sept 2021
Preferred Category (1 – 8)         4 (Large Structures)

Entrant Name                        Tensys

Address                                 7/340 Gore Street
Suburb                                  Fitzroy VIC, Australia 3079  
Telephone Land line               +61 3 9416 0066      
Mobile                                   +61 4111 296 32

Email Address                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website address                     www.tensys.com

Entrant Type/Role:                 Engineer
Project Client                         Acciona
Project Architect                    amman-canovas-maruri (Spain)
Structural Engineer                 Tensys
Specialist Consultant & Role    AR+BE+MA Design & Peter Jackson
Building Contractor                Hardco Building Contracting
Fabricator(s)                         Hardco (fabrication + installation)