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:

Isa Royal Military College Grand Stand Shade


Entrant:               Light Weight Structures Advisory Service - Engineering Fabrication Installation
Location:             Isa Royal Military College - Kingdom of Bahrain
Client:                 Alasco Group & Al Alaa Shade Company
Struct. Eng.:        Trevor Scott & Jeremy Hunter
Specialist:            LTWSAS
Builder & Fabricator:  Al Alaa Shade Company

 

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Aquinas College Forum Structure

Entrant: Tattersall Engineering
Client: Aquinas College / J A Dodd
Architect: Designinc Adelaide (Geof Naim)
Structural Engineer: Tattersall Engineering (See SEMF 2015)
Specialist Consultant(s): Wade Consultants
Builder: Tecraft Pty Ltd
Fabricator(s): Horizon Sailmakers / C E Bartlett, Riband (Steel) 
A Noble & Son (Cables)

3197 A   3197 B

Hornsby Aquatic Seating Covered Areas

Shade And Membrane Structures Australia (Design / Project Management / Install)

Location: Hornsby, NSW.   Completed: April 30 2014

Client: ADCO Constructions / Hornsby City Council

Team: Peter Hunt Architects, Larry Shyu Global Membrane Design, ADCO Constructions, Shadecom / Fabric Solutions

Catholic College Bendigo

Structureflex (Designer / Engineer)

Location: Junortoun, Bendigo.   Completed: December 2015

Client: Catholic College Bendigo

Team: Y2 Architects, Steve Huppert, John Killmister (Cert. Eng), Shade Living Pty Ltd, Glarfab (membranes), Thornton Engineering (steel)

The LSAA Design Awards have traditionally had a category called Medium Structures which have a roof surface area between 250 and 1000 square metres.

Fabric or membrane structures of this size are often of one geometric form such as a conical structure with a central bale ring attached to a mast or tied down. The perimeter could be a series of edge cables, trusses or beams. If multiple units are used they the final structure may fall into the "large" category.

Other forms could be panels with internal diagonal arches, crossed arches, barrel vaults with intermediate valley cables.

Here are a few examples:

28,15,0,50,1
600,600,60,1,5000,1000,25,2000
90,300,1,50,12,25,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000

 

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.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.

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Hamilton Lake - Verandah Cafe

Entrant:             Structurflex Ltd - Engineering Fabrication Installation
Location:            Hamilton Lake Domain
Client:                Hamilton City Council
Architect:           360 Architects
Struct. Eng.:      Compusoft Engineering
Builder:              Foster Construction
Fabricator:          Structurflex

 

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)