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AUCKLAND FISH MARKET


THE CHALLENGE – OVERCOME DIFFICULT GROUND CONDITIONS TO DELIVER COURTYARD IN TIME FOR THE RUGBY WORLD CUP

The Auckland Fish Market in New Zealand is a fresh food market selling fish, fruit, vegetables, deli goods and premium-grade meat, seven days a week. The market includes a number of restaurants that share an al fresco dining area. To maximize the profit potential of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the market recognized that it needed to weatherproof the outdoor dining area. Structurflex quickly identified that the site had less-than-optimum ground conditions. Time pressure was the other major challenge; the courtyard cover had to be installed before RWC visitors started arriving in Auckland.

OUR SOLUTION – BORROW SUPPORT FROM ADJACENT STRUCTURES AND KEEP SOLUTION LIGHTWEIGHT

The Structurflex engineering team surveyed the site and determined that the difficult ground conditions could be overcome by borrowing structural support from adjacent structures. We presented our concepts for the courtyard cover as a 3D animation, which allowed the client to gain a clear picture of how it would look and perform. Preparing for installation included adding extra weight to the foundation pedestals to achieve a larger bearing surface and negate any uplift caused by wind pressure. The lightweight, single-skin, cable-supported ETFE foil has proven to be the ideal cover for a previously inclement courtyard.



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ETFE FABRIC ARCHITECTURE

COMPLETED IN 2011

LOCATION
Auckland, New Zealand

FABRIC AREA
340M2 / 3,659FT2

FABRIC TYPE
ETFE - SINGLE LAYER

ARCHITECT Structurflex / Auckland Fish Market

Comfortable al fresco dining for Auckland's favorite seafood experience

LOCATIONS

Oceania

APPLICATIONS

Open Air , Retail

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