The short descriptions of most of the following entries for the 2022 Awards are shown in random order after the list below.
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Small Structures - Entries

Wigley Reserve - Fabritecture

The Canopy at Rosenthal - Fabritecture

M Pavilion 2021 Sun Shade – Tensys Engineers

Noosa Botanic Gardens – Versatile Structures

Navigation Park PVC Shade Structure - MakMax

Medium Structures – Entries

Dreamworld Steel Taipan – Fabritecture

M6 Community Recreational Facility - Fabritecture

Shore Grammar ETFE Skylight – MakMax Australia

Green School Pods New Plymouth – Fabric Structures

Wellington Square Playground Structures - Ronstan

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park – Fabritecture

Large Structures – Entries

Ken Rosewall Arena - Fabritecture

Commbank Stadium - Fabritecture

The Glen Shopping Centre - Fabritecture

The Link, Chadstone – MakMax Australia

Yogyakarta International Airport - Fabritecture

Spanish Pavilion Dubai Expo 2020 – Tensys Engineers

Sharjah Safari Birds of Africa Aviary – Tensys Engineers

Memorial Drive Tennis Centre – MakMax Australia

Façade Structures – Entries

Westfield Newmarket - Fabritecture

JCU Ideas Lab - MakMax

MLC School Senior Centre - Ronstan

Special Applications

St Margaret’s Velarium Variable Shade - MakMax

Flinders University Pedestrian Bridge Upgrade - Ronstan

 

As part of Transport NSWs upgrade to the M6 freeway Stage 1 development, new recreational facilities were developed to provide shade to the community in various areas including McCarthy and Brighton Reserve.

As part of the McCarthy Reserve upgrade, Fabritecture was contracted for the design and construction of eight (8) structures to provide shade cover for recreational facilities over a playground.

The structures feature both Gale Pacific 95 Mesh and architecturally perforated aluminium.

Contact Details

Beth Karikari

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07 5587 7000 / 0431 341 020

Designed to inspire wonder and engage the children’s creativity, a unique 60sqm shade structure with a flower-shaped pattern was incorporated into Navigation Park in the Newhaven at Tarneit planned community in Victoria.

The bespoke flower-petal patterned, tension-supported shade structure in Navigation Park provides a unique and exciting element to the playground, as well as providing practical shade and weather protection for the BBQ and picnic area of the park.

Created with two different translucency fabrics lap welded together, the flower shape can be seen from below the structure, with the overall effect further amplified by sunlight filtering through the fabric.


Contact Details

Alastair Morris

Senior Marketing Coordinator - MakMax Australia

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1300 629 625

The Memorial Drive Redevelopment Project was tasked with ensuring the future configuration of the Adelaide Tennis Centre complex met South Australia’s sporting and entertainment needs.  An example of close-knit collaboration between Tennis SA, COX Architecture, MakMax Australia and local Adelaide construction firm Kennett Builders, the completion of the Memorial Drive Redevelopment Project Stage One set the scene for an exciting summer of tennis in early 2020.

Central to the redevelopment was a 5800m2 wide-span Tensosport-MAX PTFE membrane roof that covers the Memorial Drive Centre Court, as well as providing shade and weather protection for patrons in permanent seating and temporary movable seating areas. The canopy also covers the temporary corporate function event areas around the centre court for major tournaments​.

The highly translucent canopy creates a visually exciting fabric structure, visible to both patrons on site and to tennis fans around the world via the wider global media audiences.

Contact Details

Alastair Morris   07 3633 5900    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       www.makmax.com.au

Phillip Barona    0421 288 528    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     www.kennettbuilders.com.au

Adam Hannon   08 7122 5050    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         www.coxarchitecture.com.au/

View from underneath the fabric canopy looking up 

The Wigley Reserve playground structure features an architectural shade canopy, designed to become a functional feature of the play space. The structure is a unique cable net canopy that utilises Gale Pacific Commercial Heavy 430 mesh. The concept behind the design was to provide adequate shade to the children below whilst simultaneously adding to the fun, adventurous spirit of the facility.

The overall design of the park builds upon the existing play space and fitness hub, created to be accessible by all. A fresh and vibrant recreational area integrated within the reserve, drawing on inspiration from the sand dunes that once inhabited the region.

Location: 621 Anzac Highway, Glenelg North, SA

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Beth Karikari

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www.fabritecture.com

07 5587 7000 / 0431 341 020

The Velarium shade system developed for St Margaret’s is an advanced motorised retractable shade system. This variable shade system is created using opposing sets of architectural-grade PVC mesh shade panels, supported on a cable grid that spans freely across the width of a pool. The Velarium system allows for large spans to be covered with minimal visible structural elements above the pool.

The system can be operated directly from a master control panel or a remote hand control. Each Velarium shade section is retracted and deployed by an independent motor, giving the operator the flexibility to open or close individual panel sections to suit their requirements. This clever design allows for panels to be deployed in almost any position between fully open and fully closed and can be controlled by a single person.

Contact Details

Alastair Morris

Senior Marketing Coordinator - MakMax Australia

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1300 629 625

In a space designed “to encourage collisions of ideas”, the JCU Ideas Lab façade is a great example of modern building design incorporating an architectural membrane façade. Using a PTFE mesh fabric envelope, the James Cook University Ideas Lab façade plays with the idea a simple prosaic building can be transformed in something that is unique and beautiful.

The folded building form gives the JCU Ideas Lab façade a presence in the landscape, while at the same time moderating heat and glare and maximising natural light to the workplaces within. At night, the building is transformed by projecting moving images and colour onto the PTFE façade allowing the Ideas Lab to become a focal point for the University.

Contact Details

Alastair Morris

Senior Marketing Coordinator - MakMax Australia

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1300 629 625


The Steel Taipan ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast is the theme parks newest attraction. The AUD$32million roller coaster features a 1.2km track roller coaster and the Southern Hemisphere’s first triple launch system that launches the train forward, backwards, and then forwards again at a top speed of 105km/hr!

Fabritecture was contracted for the design & construction of a bespoke walkway canopy structure to shelter patrons as they wait in line for the Steel Taipan ride. The structure features custom printed Serge Ferrari PVC designed to match the architectural intent of the structure – to emulate the scales of a taipan snake!

Contact Details

Beth Karikari

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07 5587 7000 / 0431 341 020

The new Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) at Kulon Progo Regency, serves the Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia, and is operated by Ankasa Pura. As part of the airport development, Fabritecture was contracted for the design & supply of ETFE pneumatic roofing as well as supply system and ducting.

The ETFE component of the roof comprises 84 2-layer cushions covers a plan area of approximately 14,314m2 and is part of an overall canopy integrating polycarbonate elements also, overall providing 18,900m2 of weather cover the exterior drop-off area.

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Beth Karikari

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07 5587 7000 / 0431 341 020

Scentre Group’s Westfield Newmarket in Auckland, New Zealand has undergone a NZ$790 million redevelopment, transforming the centre into a retail, dining and entertainment precinct that is the largest in the area.

Fabritecture was contracted for the design and construction of two custom architectural facades for the multi-storey car park along Gillies Avenue/Mortimer Pass, and Gillies Avenue/Morrow Street.

The project involved 105 tonnes of steel supporting the façade elements comprising 9,320 diamond shaped aluminium panels. Fabritecture developed the prototype design for the diamonds, which typically sit about 12 diamonds per panel. There are 829 individual panels for the whole façade.  

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Beth Karikari

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07 5587 7000 / 0431 341 020

The Ken Rosewall Arena project is a redevelopment project for the original stadium which was constructed in 2000 for the Sydney Olympic Games. The project included the installation of an innovative cable-tension and PTFE fabric design roof.

The striking new roof is the first of its kind for stadia in Australia. The redevelopment has transformed the venue into a multi-purpose outdoor covered arena with new and upgraded facilities. The arena now operates as a multi-purpose venue, including tennis and netball, and is home to the Sydney Giants.

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Beth Karikari
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The Shore Physical Education Centre (SPEC) was built to deliver a suite of new flexible learning spaces including a multi-purpose sports complex and an indoor swimming pool.

The 16 pillow, 3-layer ETFE skylights were a key part of the indoor swimming pool roof, designed to fill the indoor aquatic centre with natural lighting, while also providing a modern, highly aesthetic architectural feature to the roof.


Contact Details

Alastair Morris

Senior Marketing Coordinator - MakMax Australia

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1300 629 625

The Link walkway in Chadstone is a visually stunning fabric-over-glulam structure that provides easy covered access for patrons between the Chadstone Shopping Centre and Hotel Chadstone Melbourne.

Commissioned by leading Australian real estate investment trust Vicinity Centres, and completed in October 2019, The Link is a 100m arched walkway that soars up to 15m above the pedestrian zone and covered with 1750m2 of high-translucency THV coated PTFE fabric.

Designed to blur the lines between the retail, commercial and leisure zones of Chadstone’s high-end fashion shopping precinct with the newly opened Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel, The Link transforms part of a multi-level car park into a cathedral-like promenade for shoppers and hotel guests.

The finished structure is visually incredible, perfectly combining our high translucency fabric, with light timber framing to deliver a truly unique structure.


Contact Details

Alastair Morris

Senior Marketing Coordinator - MakMax Australia

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1300 629 625

The Rady Shell in San Diego Symphony’s new bay side venue is the first permanent year-round bay side concert venue in the nation operated by the Symphony Orchestra. The Rady Shell can accommodate audiences of 3,500 – 8,000 per concert and up to 10,000 for special events.

Fabritecture was engaged for the technical design and fabrication of the Rady Shell performance structure and surrounding pavilion structures. The Shell itself comprises a rolled steel frame and PTFE cladding. The entire structure is approximately 236,000lbs (107,000kgs or 107 tonnes).

The stage accommodates an orchestra size of up to 150 musicians and choir with a front of stage width of 32m and depth of 20m. The roof cantilevers 15m from the front of the stage and can carry a payload of up to 50T. The stage incorporates state of the art constellation sound system designed and engineered by Meyer Sound. This system provides an exemplary sound environment on stage for the musicians, whilst also providing the technical flexibility required for a variety of other performances

The overall project includes development of a range of public facilities, including restrooms, fitness facilities & rest areas. Food pavilions and a small stage are also part of the master design plan.

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Beth Karikari

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07 5587 7000 / 0431 341 020

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The Glen ETFE entry canopy was designed to cover the outdoor food court area as part of the shopping centre’s AUD$490 million redevelopment in East Melbourne.

Fabritecture completed the design & construction of a steel and single-skin ETFE clad canopy to provide protection for patrons from the wind & rain in the outdoor dining precinct. The client also desired an aesthetic feature roof with custom artwork printed into the ETFE that would be synonymous with the culture of the surrounding area and that would enhance the overall look and feel of the Centre.

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Beth Karikari

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Photo credit: ADCO Constructions

The Canopy at Rosenthal is a complex redevelopment project in Lane Cove, Sydney featuring over 6,000m2 of public space, including playgrounds, parks and landscaping, entertainment areas, retail services such as Coles and ALDI, BBQ’s, and amenities.

Fabritecture was contracted for the design & construction of an ETFE pneumatic cushion linkway roof canopy at the complex. The roof forms part of a larger collaborative project by ADCO Constructions, Lane Cove Council, and the local community. The canopy is made from two double-layer ETFE cushions that follow the rolling curvature of the main roof. The client was incredibly pleased with the end result of The Canopy project. Our customer survey results from the client were fantastic and we received a positive testimonial.

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Beth Karikari

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Photo credit: Ethan Rohloff

CommBank Stadium (formerly Bankwest Stadium) is a 30,000-seat stadium in Parramatta, NSW Australia. The large 28,500m2 regional stadium is an initiative backed by the NSW Government to create an entertainment venue that was “made for the fans”.

Fabritecture’s scope was the design & construction of the impressive lightweight fabric structure roof utilizing a combination of Chukoh FGT-800 PTFE to provide shade to patrons and 300µm clear ETFE film eyelid roof to support pitch growth by allowing UV and natural light to pass through the membrane.

A large focus of the grandstand design was to bring patrons as close as possible to the field, creating a truly spectacular experience for all sports fans.

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Beth Karikari

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07 5587 7000 / 0431 341 020