KEY DESIGN ADVANTAGES:
PVC fabric with excellent light transmission
Amazing angled structural configuration for visual effect
Catenary edges with integrated rainwater handling
Clear span over sports area
AREA: Strand Basketball Court
SIZE: Approx. 20m x 38m overall
FINISH: Primecoated and powdercoated – ‘Pearl White’
COVER: White Mehler PVC fabric
St Bernard’s College Essendon and smith+tracey Architects were looking to create a ‘one-of-a-kind’ covered space on one of their outdoor basketball court areas. The intention was to use waterproof PVC fabric to open up the design possibilities while still maintaining 100% waterproof coverage and 100% UV block.
Greenline provided four unique options for consideration, and the selected design incorporates many complex 3D structural features such as angled posts, canted rafters, catenary fabric edges (with rainwater collection) and curved braces – there are no right-angled connections in the structure! The final outcome is an amazing ‘floating’ roof effect and being full view of passing traffic on Buckley Street has caused many comments with such a unique design!