Makmax Australia QLD,

Project Details

Fabric 1

PVC Coated Polyester
Producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.
Supplier: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.

Engineer Name 1
Michael Chong

Engineer Company 1
MakMax Australia

Architect Name
Rod Nairn

Architect Company
Burling Brown

Fabrication Name
Nevil King

Fabrication Company
MakMax Australia

Project Manager Name
Alberto Del Arco

Project Manager Company
MakMax Australia

Installation Name
Dean Peters

Installation Company

Please describe the project specifications

Architecturally designed shade structure for Seaworld Theme Park in Queensland. Design intent was to create a ocean wave like structure inspired by the location

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

To provide a custom fabric shade structure that covers the entire plaza area. For the structure to be designed to accommodate the monorail that operates within the park, in addition to being built around the existing theme park buildings.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The geometry of the structure is complex with the design intent provided as a rolling wave. The foundations were significant with the provision of a number of screw piles, with a mass concrete pad and a plinth for the column. The steel rolling was only able to be induction bent and was completed prior to fabrication.
The monorail enters and exits the fabric structure, so clearance to the envelope was critical. There were many trades on site and this provided some challenges with regards to site co-ordination. The steel connections were site welded, which has provided a seamless visual on the rafters. All fabrics terminate at the rafters, with 12 individual bays all with a PVC fabric flashing over the extrusions. This will allow for the removal of individual panels/bays, rather than the entire structure for repair and maintenance if required

What were the results of the project?

Visitors to Seaworld benefit from additional shade and protection from the weather, in addition to the structure providing an iconic landmark at the theme park

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