To contain cost and achieve a high level of durability and finish, a completely prefabricated & shop finished structure was designed & constructed. The design incorporates ten slender high tensile steel columns supporting five curved steel trusses linked with ribs and covered with tensioned Teflon fabric. The structure spans between three buildings of varying heights and provides a light filled, naturally ventilated, open and unencumbered space suitable for a full range of uses.
Up lights on the columns illuminate the fabric structure allowing the area to be used at night. Provision has been made for stage lighting and audio visual systems to facilitate a full range of uses.
This project is the recipient of the 2011 Australian Institute of Architects Commendation for Small Project Architecture.