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Lightweight geometric forms filling an internal space generally with no applied environmental loads - from wind, rain or snow - but usually a small amount of prestress.

 

Entrant: MakMax Australia – Designer
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre – Melbourne
Client: The Australian Institute of Architects
Architect: LAVA
Struct. Eng.: MakMax Australia
Others: MakMax (Installation)
Fabricator: MakMax Australia

This project was entered in the LSAA 2009 Design Awards

Category 4 (4931) Category Internal and Sculptures

No further details have been entered at this stage.

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Entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 6, 6425)

Entrant:  John Wardle Architects (Architect / Designer)

Location: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.   Completed: 15 September 2015

Client: National Gallery of Victoria

Team: Matthew van Kooy, John Bahoric, Electrolight (lighting), 3D Structural Solutions (Shop Drawings), Light Project, Engineering Directions

Application

This outdoor installation is a steel structure with a canopy of brightly coloured polypropylene ‘blossoms’. It was a site for performance, retreat and reflection in the garden of the Gallery over Spring and Summer 2015/16. The grid shell structure spans 21 meters and stands 7.5 meters tall, the shading system involves 1650 die cut, hand folded pink, purple and orange polypropylene shade elements and utilized 6600 eyelets and 3300 laser cut cleats. The installation gave the gallery the chance to extend its offering and provide a buffer between the formal gallery and the outdoor spaces.

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Project entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 7, 7245)

Snow Globe Xmas Pavilion

Entrant: Aurecon (Engineer)

Location: IFC Shopping Mall, Hong Kong.   Completed: November 2014

Client: Elite Showcase Ltd, Hong Kong

Team: Elenberg Fraser, Aurecon, Eliye Showcase Ltd, Hong Kong

Application

Creation of a structurally challenging temporary indoor feature to entertain and attract the public to a Hong Kong shopping centre at Christmas.

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Project entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 7, 4772)

Tarek Automated Retractable Umbrellas

Entrant: MakMax Australia (Engineer, Fabricator, Installer)

Location: Al Sadd Doho, Qatar.   Completed: February 2016  Client: Taiyo Middle East
Team: Peter Kamols, Robert McDonald, Mike Lester MakMax Australia

Application Shade structures for an Educational Facility

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Project Entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Internal Structures, #74)

Entrant: GeoMetal Limited (Design & Engineering)

Location: Nonthaburi, Thailand.   Completed: 24 August 2014 Client: Central Pattana Public Company Limited

Team: MAAR, Fastech Company Limited, Project Planing Public Company Limited, Power Line Engineering Public Company Limited

Application: A ceiling for a Shopping Mall in Thailand

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Entered in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (4001)  Category Internal and Sculptures

Entrant: Taiyo Membrane Corp (MakMax)

Client: Moet & Chandon Australia     Architect: Chris Bosse (PTW)
Structural Engineer: Xiang Du (TMC)    Fabricator(s): Taiyo Membrane Corp

Application and Function:

The marquee was for Melbourne Cup 2005, Australia’s biggest annual horse racing event.  It was created

to transform a marquee to a striking, atmospheric event space inspired by the formation and structure of champagne bubbles of Moet & Chandon.

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Tower House Netting

Entrant: Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd (Engineer)

Location: Fitzroy, Victoria.   Completed: 2014  Client: Philip & Sophia Ross

Team: Áustin Maynard Architects, Maurice Farrugia & Assoc, Tensys – net design & details, Oxley Nets (net) McDonald Marine (ropes), Overend Constructions Pty Ltd

Project entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Internal & Sculptures, #407)

Application: The use of a tensile net to create a mezzanine level floor that is fun and functional

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LSAA 2011 Design Award Entry (Cat 7, 7321) Pou Manawa - Auckland International Airport

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Pou Manawa (Maori name for the Tree) is the heart of the new retail centre at Auckland International Airport, it stands proud where people gather, coming and going from their journeys around the world.

Fabric Structure Systems were approached with a brief to develop the significant sculptural piece for the Auckland International Airport’s retail departures area.

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