APPLICATION OF PROJECT:
The project started out as a functional brief to provide a demountable structure for the M Pavilion 2021 installation. The catch with the project is that everything has been fully completed and launched on 1st December 2021. M Pavilion and their designers (MAP Studio / AECOM) had not resolved this functional issue. M Pavilion needed a shade roof as well as one for light rain (during the summer month)
Emerson – The dearest events are summer rain
A sculptural cubic frame with shade and rain protection fabric covering and outdoor area in Kings Domain.
DESIGN / FABRICATION / INSTALLATION BRIEF
The transparency and lightness of both form, material and detailing were paramount guiding the design as the shade is only 3m above ground. Transparency is needed so that the structure does not take away from the M Pavilion installation itself.
Use of sailcloth and sail rigging equipment (in the form of snatch blocks and shackles) provided the light finish and transparency and lightness that was necessary to execute this project.
Sailcoth and stainless steel Ronstan rigging equipment.
All material were sewn together to provide the light texture of the structure
COLLABORATION, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
Team effort with AECOM (Main building engineer), Client (M Pavilion) and 3D Inflate to design, fabricate and install between December 2021– January 2022
COSTS AUD$ 20,000
Project ID 1857
Project Name M Pavilion 2021 Sun Shade/Sail
Location Kings Domain, Melbourne, Vic. Australia
Completion Date Jan 2022
Preferred Category 1 Alternate Category 3
Entrant Name Tensys
Address 7/340 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia. 3079
Telephone Land line +61 3 9416 0066 Mobile +61 4111 296 32
Entrant Role Structural Engineer
Project Client M Pavilion / Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Project Architect MAP Studio (Venice)
Structural Engineer Tensys /AECOM
Building Contractor Schiavello