Structurflex’s innovative design concepts, disciplined execution and collaborative problem-solving have been recognised yet again, this time by the Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia, in last week’s Design Awards.
The Westlake Girls’ High School Sports Facility scooped an award for High Commendation. This follows awards for the structure for Outstanding Achievement at the 2013 IFAI International Achievement Awards and an Award for Excellence and the Supreme Winner title from the 2013 Outdoor Fabric Association of New Zealand.
“Well executed variant of a “Standard” structure for sports.”
“A tough site by the side of a motorway. Fine integration of structure and membrane to make the most of the potential of lightweight materials. A generous span provides uncluttered space; a sense of levity throughout.”
Twenty high quality entries were received representing a wide range of projects completed within the past two years. Projects had to have a major input from an individual or company of Australasian origin – such as in the design development, the fabrication or installation.
We are pleased to have collaborated with KieranTimberlake and the outfit of a parking structure on the Rice University Campus. In their blog post, they describe the concepts they employed to create an iconic sculptural element. For more details see the KieranTimberlake blog post.
While tensile fabric has several distinct advantages over more traditional materials like glass, one of the most important may be its ability to withstand severe weather events. Our tensile structures and tensile facades in Miami, Jacksonville, Houston, Fort Worth, Waco, and Atlanta did not sustain any damage or require any repair despite enduring events ranging […]