The ‘piece de resistance’ of the recently renovated ISPT Wintergarden Centre in Queen Street Mall Brisbane is the art façade. The art façade is a 3D depiction of a ‘winter’s garden’ and combines laser cut and bent stainless steel and 16 different poweder coated aluminium fixed over a hidden structural steel grillage. 3D stainless steel composite shapes help depict leaves on trees and butterflies over Edward St and Elizabeth St.

The presentation will be given by James Marr of Tensys Engineers.

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Some of the projects / presentations for the LSAA 2013 "Touching the Earth Lightly" Conference.

Peter Lim, LSAA Vice President, from Tensys, will give a presentation about the recently completed Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha. It has seating for 12,000 and the tension fabric structure roof provides shading for about 60% of the seating area.

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Harry Street, Creative Spaces, ex Philip Cox,will give a presentation on Westlake Girls High School – Sports Facility- refer www.structurflex.com

Westlake Girls High School on Auckland’s North Shore has a reputation for high achievement. With a strategic focus on encouraging personal best, the school wanted to enable increased use of their netball and tennis courts by adding an all-weather canopy. The vision called for full light between each netball court with more shade for on-court players.

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Chris Kelly, Architecture Workshop, will also present on Waitomo Caves Visitors Centre- refer www.archwksp.co.nz  Sheltered below an innovative woven timber canopy, new amenities for visitors to the Waitomo Caves includes tourist gathering areas, a 250-seat dining, retail, seminar and exhibition areas as well as a café and theatre for Tourism Holdings Ltd.

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Facades are becoming an important element to control the internal environment of modern buildings - both enclosed such as offices, and open such as car parking stations.

Many facades are set at a distance from the building envelope and this permits the use of cable supported systems.

A number of case studies will be presented by Rown Murray, General Manager of Ronstan (Silver sponsors)

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