Te Puia – Fabric Facade

A fabric facade shade system providing window shade and adding an interesting architectural dimension to a building.

Project Details

Client: Creative Spaces Te Puia
Fabric Type: Mesh
Scope of Work: Concept – Design – Fabricate � Install
Location: Te Puia Building, Rotorua
Size: 35m x 3m
Completion: 2nd May 2007

The client was looking to provide sun protection to the north facing elevations of an existing building as well as make an architectural statement out of an otherwise square building.
A self resolving engineered steel frame structure was designed to attached to the elderly and structurally limited building, with which to take the individually tensioned PVC membrane shade sails.