VECTOR Shade Structures Pty Ltd

Project Details

Fabric 1

Monotec 370
Producer: Pro-Knit Industries Pty Ltd (Australia)
Supplier: Pro-Knit Industries Pty Ltd (Australia)

Engineer Name 1
Damien O'Mara

Engineer Company 1
DCO Engineers

Design Name
Sam Burke

Design Company
VECTOR Shade Structures

Fabrication Company
SOS Fabrication

Project Manager Name
Mark Evans

Project Manager Company
VECTOR Shade Structures

Installation Company
Vector Shade Structures

Please describe the project specifications

26m free span x 18m, 4m posts and 9m clearance in the centre, this large scale barrel vault structure is designed to with stand the most extreme weather events on the Gold Coast

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

After years of the area being a basketball court that was rarely used the client, Gold Coast City Council, requested us to design a structure to go over 1/2 of the court that was being redone as an open air exercise area for the community.
The client requested 4m high posts with a 9m clearance in the centre. the fabric had to be able to withstand the harshest of Gold Coast weather conditions, offer shade and some protection from the elements and sun, hence the incorporation of the northern infill panel

What is unique or complex about the project?

Using shade fabric on a span of this size and getting the fabric work points to the exact position was difficult for your fabric designer. Utilising all of their experience we ended up having fabric that was perfect that drew up the work points perfectly.
The size of the structure and fabric weight required a crane to lift and assist in deploying the sail
in the design of the structure we had to incorporate a north facing self supporting screen to reduce the amount of sun light that would damage the equipment and make the area underneath too hot

What were the results of the project?

The client was very impressed with the finished project, this project has been used in advertising for the area and through news reports as an addition to the local community.

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