Mooloolaba Bowls Club Inc
Unconventionally, the striking beauty of Mooloolaba Bowls Club's Wide Span Structure is held on the underbelly of the 3253sqm fabric canopy. As an alternative to the visual clutter of trussed steel our design engineer developed a wishbone/leaning arch structural support configuration of large sections of heavy-duty pipe to span the project width of 42mts.
At a height of 9.5 mts, over the project length of 76 mts, the fabric canopy appears to hug the wishbone/leaning arch supports. Adding contrast to the canopy’s form. Halfway between each arch support, cables tension the fabric creating a series of deep valleys.
The end result is dramatic: clean elegant design lines, combined with an undulating fabric line and soaring height creates an open expanse that has transformed the once exposed site into an iconic landmark within the region.
Our Wide Span Structure is an original copyright design developed by Design Engineer Trevor Scott and submitted in May 2011 in response to the Mooloolaba Bowls Club tender for a design proposal for a structure to cover the club’s two bowling greens (3253 sqmts).
Key features of this design include:
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