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LSAA 2013 Conference "Touching the Earth" Technical Program Snippets

Some of the projects / presentations for the LSAA 2013 "Touching the Earth Lightly" Conference.

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Peter Lim, LSAA Vice President, from Tensys, will give a presentation about the recently completed Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha. It has seating for 12,000 and the tension fabric structure roof provides shading for about 60% of the seating area.


Harry Street, Creative Spaces, ex Philip Cox,will give a presentation on Westlake Girls High School – Sports Facility- refer www.structurflex.com

Westlake Girls High School on Auckland’s North Shore has a reputation for high achievement. With a strategic focus on encouraging personal best, the school wanted to enable increased use of their netball and tennis courts by adding an all-weather canopy. The vision called for full light between each netball court with more shade for on-court players.

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Chris Kelly, Architecture Workshop, will also present on Waitomo Caves Visitors Centre- refer www.archwksp.co.nz  Sheltered below an innovative woven timber canopy, new amenities for visitors to the Waitomo Caves includes tourist gathering areas, a 250-seat dining, retail, seminar and exhibition areas as well as a café and theatre for Tourism Holdings Ltd.