In terms of our LSAA Design Awards, a Medium sized Fabric Structure, or tensioned membrane structure) would have a surface area of between 250 and 1000 sqm.
Note that many "Large" fabric structures may be made from individual fabric panels of 250-1000 sqm.
Again, a large Mall covering might comprise multiple conical structures of 250-1000 sqm.
The following articles are in random order:
GeoMetal Limited (Design & Engineering)
Location: Ocean Supercenter, Myanmar, Thailand. Completed: January 2016
Client: Capital Properties
Team: Process Architect & Planner Co., Ltd., Fastech Company Limited
CityCentre Automated People Mover
Entrant: Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Client: MGM CityCentre.
Struct. Eng.: Bouquet Structural Engineers, USA
Specialist: Tensys Engineers
Others: Fabritec Structures, USA
Builder: Clark Thor Construction Group, USA
Fabricator: Atkins Fabrication (Australia) Pty Ltd
St Joseph's College Netball Court
Structureflex (Designer / Engineer)
Location: Echuca, Victoria. Completed: January 2015
Client: St Joseph's Catholic College
Team: Y2 Architects, Steve Huppert, John Killmister (Cert. Eng), Shade Living Pty Ltd, Fabric Solutions (membrane), Thornton Engineering (steel)
Soul Surfers Paradise, Australia
APPLICATION OF PROJECT:
Hospitality and Recreation: The tensile fabric structures provide shade canopies for the patrons of the alfresco dining areas as well as creating an aesthetic focal point to the front of the apartment building at Soul, Surfers Paradise.
Two tensile canopy structures were created as part of the $850 million beachfront Soul development project in Surfers Paradise. The multi‐level PTFE membrane structures covering the outdoor dining areas were designed to follow the radial lines of the adjacent building and walkways while seamlessly integrating with the surrounding buildings.
The design requirements were:
• Offer weather protection for patrons
• To maintain ocean views from all levels of surrounding buildings
• Create an architectural feature to attract attention to the area
• Materials and design to allow for minimal maintenance and cleaning
The tensile shade canopies utilise the full benefit of Soul’s alfresco dining areas, highlighting and capturing the ocean views and enhancing the beauty of the surrounding natural environment. The result is a striking architectural landmark that attracts attention to the Soul development.
Jakarta ETFE Canopy
Fabritecture (Designer and Installer)
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia. Completed: June 2015
Client: Leightons Asia
Team: Denton Corker Marshall, Maffeis Engineering, Fabritecture, Seele Covertex
Great Southern Oceans
Entrant: Architectural Sails
Client Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales
Architect: Jackson Teece Architects
Structural Engineer: Hughes Trueman (Concept Design)
Specialist Consultant(s): Wade Consulting Group, Meinhardt
Fabricator(s): Architectural Sails
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