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:

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

 

Dubai Outlet Mall - Entrance Dome

Entrant: Structurflex Ltd
Client: Emirates Engineering Services
Architect: ARENCO
Structural Engineer: Wade Consulting Group
Fabricator(s): Structurflex Ltd

3022 A  

Mosque Jakarta

Entrant: Taiyo Membrane Corp
Client: Taiyo Birdair Asia PTE LTD
Architect: Taiyo Membrane Corp
Structural Engineer: Robert McDonald (TMC)
Fabricator(s): Taiyo Membrane Corp 

2002 A
  2002 B
 

Hagley Oval - Cricket Pavilion

Fabric Structure Systems (Designer / Fabricator / Installer)

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand.   Completed: October 2014

Client: Cantebury Cricket Association

Team: Athfield Architects, Wade Design Engineers Ltd, Southbase, Fabric Structure Systems

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.

LSAA2011DA 2131 07

Ocean Supercenter

GeoMetal Limited (Design & Engineering)

Location: Ocean Supercenter, Myanmar, Thailand.   Completed: January 2016

Client: Capital Properties

Team: Process Architect & Planner Co., Ltd., Fastech Company Limited

Point Boston Peninsular Club


Entrant:             MakMax Australia - Designer
Location:            Port Lincoln South Australia
Client:                Kym Clarke Constructions
Architect:           John Diekman Architects
Struct. Eng.:       MakMax Australia
Others:              Cost Management Partners
Builder:              Kym Clarke Constructions
Fabricator:          MakMax Australia