Tensile Structures – New Rickstones Academy

three tensile structures infront of building
red tensile structure
yellow tensile structure
blue tensile structure
New Rickstones Academy

New Rickstones Academy

ORION™ Hypar Canopy – 8000mm (w) x 8000mm (l) – 7000mm (w) x 7000mm (l) – 6500mm (w) x 6500mm (l)

With a landmark new building from the BSF Programme, New Rickstones Academy in Witham had been considering canopy types for its finished concrete outdoor seating areas. These seating areas were designed in an informal oval arrangement as part of the landscape scheme and the new structures needed to work within the same layout.

PVC Hypar canopies were the perfect choice for their clear span, striking form and choice of colour to set off the building architecture. The braced fabric structure enables a simpler foundation design that could accommodate the many underground services in the area.

We used the H104 PVC membrane on the canopies with its PVDF coating to ensure the striking fabric colours can be maintained in top condition over the long term.


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ORION™ Hypar Tensile Membrane Canopy
Hypar-Shaped Tensile Membrane with Overbraced Steelwork Design / Cable Edged Tension
Steelwork PPC RAL 7038 Agate Grey / PVC Membrane Fabric Hiraoka 104T Red / Hiraoka 104T Yellow / Hiraoka 104T Blue
New Rickstones Academy. Conrad Rd, Witham, Essex
June 2015