The LSAA Design Awards have traditionally had a category called Medium Structures which have a roof surface area between 250 and 1000 square metres.

Fabric or membrane structures of this size are often of one geometric form such as a conical structure with a central bale ring attached to a mast or tied down. The perimeter could be a series of edge cables, trusses or beams. If multiple units are used they the final structure may fall into the "large" category.

Other forms could be panels with internal diagonal arches, crossed arches, barrel vaults with intermediate valley cables.

Here are a few examples:

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600,600,60,1,5000,1000,25,2000
90,300,1,50,12,25,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000

 

Hagley Oval - Cricket Pavilion

Fabric Structure Systems (Designer / Fabricator / Installer)

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand.   Completed: October 2014

Client: Cantebury Cricket Association

Team: Athfield Architects, Wade Design Engineers Ltd, Southbase, Fabric Structure Systems

Jakarta ETFE Canopy

Fabritecture (Designer and Installer)

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia.   Completed: June 2015

Client: Leightons Asia

Team: Denton Corker Marshall, Maffeis Engineering, Fabritecture, Seele Covertex

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

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

Laneways Canopy

Fabric Structure Systems (Designer / Fabricator / Installer)

Location: Whangarei, New Zealand.   Completed: April 2016

Client: Whangarei District Council

Team: Wade Design Engineers Ltd, Fabric Structure Systems, Fabric Structure Systems, Culum Engineering (Steel)

Pacific Fair Porte Cochere

Fabritecture (Designer and Installer)

Location: Broadbeach, QLD.   Completed: Feb 29 2016

Client: Scentre Group (Westfield)

Team: Scentre Group (Westfield), Wade Design, Fabritecture, Textile Fabrication Services, Fabritecture

Elizabeth Quay

Fabritecture (Designer and Installer)

Location: The Esplanade.   Completed: August 20 2015

Client: Leightons

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

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)

St Joseph's College Netball Court

Structureflex (Designer / Engineer)

Location: Echuca, Victoria.   Completed: January 2015

Client: St Joseph's Catholic College

Team: Y2 Architects, Steve Huppert, John Killmister (Cert. Eng), Shade Living Pty Ltd, Fabric Solutions (membrane), Thornton Engineering (steel)

Yas Island - Gateway Park, Abu Dhabi

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In total three structures with a combined coverage of 1930m2.  The project consisted of two identical shade cloth structures comprising of eight Monotech HDPE 370 shade sails, 806m2 in plan area. The third structure of similar design comprised of six main sails of Fibertop PTFE and two hypar decorative sails in Monotech HDPE 370, 318m2 in plan area. The requirement for the project was an Iconic Design providing Solar Shading to shelter play equipment and BBQ facilities.

DESIGN / FABRICATION / INSTALLATION BRIEF

The client wanted to create an architectural centerpiece for this landscape area of YAS Island.  The client’s architects wanted to move away from the formality of the existing urban design scheme and create an eye-catching architectural feature in a natural landscape setting.  The project site was part of extensive landscaping within the YAS Island development located near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

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Sydney Aquarium Dugong's at Mermaid Lagoon


Entrant:               UFS Australasia Pty Ltd - Designer / Fabricator
Location:              Sydney Aquarium - Darling Harbour Sydney
Client:                  Sydney Attractions Group
Struct. Eng.:        Wade Consulting
Builder:               Universal Fabric Structures / Ozrig
Fabricator:           Fabric Shelter Systems

  

Southern Plaza Bar - Carrara, Qld

APPLICATION OF PROJECT:   Self supporting pavilion 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Close to completing the tensile membrane roof at Metricon Stadium, our client engaged MakMax to cover a smaller outdoor area. This project was a simple solution to shade and weather protection with a twist. Considerations for maximum ground space and design constraints made this project far more interesting.

Our brief for this project outlined a need for a large covered area for common use. Specifics included limited space for footings and design considerations to match the structure’s surroundings. The structure also needed to compliment the design of the stadium roof, MakMax engineers and architects Populous came up with a simple looking yet highly complex shape.

MakMax engineers designed a canopy that is circular in plan, however, from the side the undulating shape of the membrane edge is highly curved to mimic the stadium roof design. Creating a structure with these elements presented a unique geometric difficulty. MakMax engineers designed the outer ring of the structure to ensure minimal fabrication costs and to minimize the need for double roiling of steel members. The stability of this structure is found within the compression ring at the height of the conic shape as well as in the raking columns.

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Soul Surfers Paradise, Australia 

APPLICATION OF PROJECT:

Hospitality  and Recreation:  The tensile fabric structures  provide  shade canopies  for the patrons of the alfresco dining areas as well as creating  an aesthetic  focal point to the front of the apartment  building  at Soul, Surfers Paradise.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Two tensile canopy structures were created as part of the $850 million beachfront  Soul development  project in Surfers Paradise. The multiā€level PTFE membrane structures covering the outdoor dining areas were designed to follow the radial lines of the adjacent building and walkways while seamlessly integrating with the surrounding buildings.

The design requirements were:

•  Offer weather protection for patrons

•  To maintain ocean views from all levels of surrounding buildings

•  Create an architectural feature to attract attention to the area

•  Materials and design to allow for minimal maintenance and cleaning

The tensile shade canopies utilise the full benefit of Soul’s alfresco dining areas, highlighting  and capturing  the ocean  views  and  enhancing   the  beauty  of  the  surrounding   natural  environment.   The  result  is  a  striking architectural landmark that attracts attention to the Soul development.

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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

  

CityCentre Automated People Mover

Entrant:              Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd
Location:             Las Vegas, USA
Client:                 MGM CityCentre.
Architect:            Gensler
Struct. Eng.:        Bouquet Structural Engineers, USA
Specialist:           Tensys Engineers
Others:               Fabritec Structures, USA
Builder:               Clark Thor Construction Group, USA
Fabricator:          Atkins Fabrication (Australia) Pty Ltd

 

Mildura Riverfront Performance Venue

Entrant:               Oasis Tension Structures (Australia) Pty Ltd
Location:              Hugh King Boulevard - Mildura VIC
Client:                  City of Mildura Council
Architect:            Jackson Architecture (Melbourne)
Struct. Eng.:        Aurecon (Melbourne)
Specialist:            Tensys Engineering (Australia) Pty Ltd
Others:                A. Nobles & Sons (Australia) Pty Ltd
Builder:                King Construction Pty Ltd
Fabricator:            Atkins Fabrication (Australia) Pty Ltd

  

La Piazza - Jakarta

Entrant: PT Binatama Akrindo
Client: PT Summarecon Agung Tbk.
Unit La Piazza
Architect: PT Binatama Akrindo Sarjono Sam
Structural Engineer: PT Binatama Akrindo Tensys
Builder: PT Binatama Akrindo
Fabricator(s): Atkins Fabrications Pty Ltd, 
PT Binatama Akrindo - Tridome space frame system + steelwork

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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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Mosque Jakarta

Entrant: Taiyo Membrane Corp
Client: Taiyo Birdair Asia PTE LTD
Architect: Taiyo Membrane Corp
Structural Engineer: Robert McDonald (TMC)
Fabricator(s): Taiyo Membrane Corp 

2002 A
  2002 B
 

Isa Royal Military College Grand Stand Shade


Entrant:               Light Weight Structures Advisory Service - Engineering Fabrication Installation
Location:             Isa Royal Military College - Kingdom of Bahrain
Client:                 Alasco Group & Al Alaa Shade Company
Struct. Eng.:        Trevor Scott & Jeremy Hunter
Specialist:            LTWSAS
Builder & Fabricator:  Al Alaa Shade Company

 

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Hamilton Lake - Verandah Cafe

Entrant:             Structurflex Ltd - Engineering Fabrication Installation
Location:            Hamilton Lake Domain
Client:                Hamilton City Council
Architect:           360 Architects
Struct. Eng.:      Compusoft Engineering
Builder:              Foster Construction
Fabricator:          Structurflex