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)

Elizabeth Quay

Fabritecture (Designer and Installer)

Location: The Esplanade.   Completed: August 20 2015

Client: Leightons

Team: ARM Architects, Maffeis Engineering, Fabritecture, Seele, Fabritecture

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

  

LSAA 2013 High Commendation

Glen Eira Aquatic Centre

Entrant:                     Oasis Tension Structures

  • Category:  2                ID Number:  2926

  • Location:                     East Boundary Rd, East Bentleigh

  • Client:                         Glen Eira City Council

  • Completion Date:        December 2011

Credits:

  • Architect:                    Mantric Architecture

  • Structural Engineer:    Cardno Victoria Pty Ltd

  • Specialists:                  Tensys Engineers

  • Builder:                       Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd

  • Fabricator:                   Atkins Fabrication Pty Ltd

  • Installer:                      Oasis Tension Structures


Judges Comments:

"Advances the technology in insulated membranes"

"Rather idiosyncratic form which answers a functional challenge, has a bit of fun, and provides some identity to a facility not short of disparate elements"


PROJECT NAME: Glen Eira Sports & Aquatic Centre Insulated Tension Canopy

Glen Eira Aquatic Centre

APPLICATION OF PROJECT: To encapsulate two vertically inter-twined waterslides, stairwell and support tower with a fully insulated tension structure. 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This is an insulated conic tension structure. A truncated, highly curved eccentric cone on an inclined elliptical ring beam, best describes the geometric definition of this structure. The architectural intent was to create a temperature controlled environment within a chlorinated water activity space and thereby satisfy ecologically sustainable development guidelines.

John Street Bridge - Whangarei, New Zealand

APPLICATION OF PROJECT: Public space & market canopy 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

As part of a major revitalisation and landscaping project for the Whangarei  City Town Basin, the local council approached FSS to design a permanent canopy structure for the recently closed John Street bridge.

The John Street Bridge was one of two original road bridges connecting the Northern  and Southern shores of the upper Whangarei harbour and forms part of the City Town Basin.

Replaced and closed to vehicle traffic in 2005, but left accessible for car parking, the bridge was an under utilized public space, in a prime waterfront position.

FSS designed & built the canopy structure to reflect the nautical nature of the area, provide a covered walkway over the bridge and a weekend market canopy. The canopy also visually completes the western rim of the Town Basin.

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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

The following Medium Structure Projects were entered into the 2018 LSAA Design Awards in Category 2

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Category 2 "Medium Structures"

2023 Capital Square Podium.

2070 Knox Grammar School

2107 Carousel Shade Structures.

2431 Hyper Coaster Queueing Canopies.

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