Project entered in the LSAA 2018 Design Awards (Cat 5, 5594)

Outdoor Stage Canopy at Federation Square, Melbourne.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Structure was originally envisaged to disappear into the background of the new digital façade.

Design workshops starting with many different material and went through different iterations of demountable to final permanent structure.  ETFE cushions were originally envisaged as a lightweight and demountable system.

Further development with the end user ended up with a final structure has a thin profile steelwork onto which a thin polycarbonate structure is supported and cantilevered off.

Structure consists of straight lines but no 90 degree angle in the system as the structure emulates the façade digital geometry into its DNA.

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STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

The structural system consists of a steel structure supporting a roof canopy.

The structure is free standing and designed to be supported on 4 columns

Cladding designed to be as thin as possible.

MATERIALS

Structural Steel with Polycarbonate cladding

FABRICATION, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Designed and built as a canopy.

Steelwork provided as both galvanized and painted.

COLLABORATION

Collaboration with client to achieve an invisible stage structure

COSTS             $500,000

OTHER INFORMATION

Please refer to images on  www.fedsquare.com
And https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7UhP0Gs-h4&t=10s
https://vimeo.com/285951287

Credits:

Entrant:  Tensys Engineers
Role played by Entrant:  Engineer

Location:  Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 
Completed:   June 2018

Client:  Federation Square

Architect:  Ramus Illumination
Engineer:  Tensys
Builder:  Basis Constructions
Fabricator:  Jack Engineering

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