In terms of our LSAA Design Awards, a Medium sized Fabric Structure, or tensioned membrane structure) would have a surface area of between 250 and 1000 sqm.

Note that many "Large" fabric structures may be made from individual fabric panels of 250-1000 sqm.

Again, a large Mall covering might comprise multiple conical structures of 250-1000 sqm.

The following articles are in random order:

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
 

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:

28,15,0,50,1
600,600,60,1,5000,1000,25,2000
90,300,1,50,12,25,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000

 

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)

Great Southern Oceans

Entrant: Architectural Sails 
Client Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales
Architect: Jackson Teece Architects
Structural Engineer: Hughes Trueman (Concept Design)
Specialist Consultant(s): Wade Consulting Group, Meinhardt
Builder:
Fabricator(s): Architectural Sails 

2469 A  2469 B 

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

 

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

 

LSAA09DA Cat2 24558 01
 LSAA09DA Cat2 24558 00

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

LSAA 2013 High Commendation

Glen Eira Aquatic Centre

Entrant:                     Oasis Tension Structures

  • Category:  2                ID Number:  2926

  • Location:                     East Boundary Rd, East Bentleigh

  • Client:                         Glen Eira City Council

  • Completion Date:        December 2011

Credits:

  • Architect:                    Mantric Architecture

  • Structural Engineer:    Cardno Victoria Pty Ltd

  • Specialists:                  Tensys Engineers

  • Builder:                       Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd

  • Fabricator:                   Atkins Fabrication Pty Ltd

  • Installer:                      Oasis Tension Structures


Judges Comments:

"Advances the technology in insulated membranes"

"Rather idiosyncratic form which answers a functional challenge, has a bit of fun, and provides some identity to a facility not short of disparate elements"


PROJECT NAME: Glen Eira Sports & Aquatic Centre Insulated Tension Canopy

Glen Eira Aquatic Centre

APPLICATION OF PROJECT: To encapsulate two vertically inter-twined waterslides, stairwell and support tower with a fully insulated tension structure. 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This is an insulated conic tension structure. A truncated, highly curved eccentric cone on an inclined elliptical ring beam, best describes the geometric definition of this structure. The architectural intent was to create a temperature controlled environment within a chlorinated water activity space and thereby satisfy ecologically sustainable development guidelines.