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Only Lightweight Structures can deliver our copyright-designed Wide Span Structure to replace visual clutter with a smooth, clean appearance
Unconventionally, the striking beauty of the Wide Span Structure at Mooloolaba Bowls Club is seen on the underbelly of the 3253sqm fabric canopy. As an alternative to the visual clutter of trussed steel, Lightweight Structures developed a wishbone, or leaning arch, structural support configuration. This is made of large sections of heavy-duty pipe to span the project width of 42m.
At a height of 9.5m over the project length of 76m, the fabric canopy appears to hug the wishbone/leaning arch supports. Adding contrast to the canopy’s form, halfway between each wishbone/leaning 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 (3253sqm).
Key features of this design include:
For more Images of Wide Span Fabric Structures:
Click here for Morwell Bowls Club – Single Green 2014
Click here for East Cessnock Bowling Club – Single Green 2012
Click here for Mooloolaba Bowls Club – Double Green 2011
Click here for Manly Bowls Club – Single Green 2013