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.
A bird aviary comprising 10,000 sqm of stainless steel woven cable mesh together with shading panels.
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
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.
Structural architectural steel
Stainless woven cable mesh
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
Project ID 4657
Project Name Sharjah Safari – Birds of Africa Aviary
Location Sharjah Safari
City Al Dhaid, Sharjah
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
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)