commercial STRUCTURES PROJECT 1
Chanel Store Opening
Chanel opened a new store in 2014 in the beautiful city centre of Hamburg.
With such a uniquely black branded building construction, they were able to create a customised presentation platform for the occasion.
Since the site was not suitable for extreme loads on a crane, 12-ton containers with heavy-duty castors had to be positioned.
Complete Chanel branding
Construction without crane use
Special structure geometry
Entrance area for store opening
Inside-outside branded black
A Ford Commercial Vehicle Motoring Group needed a cost-effective interim solution that had the look, feel and properties of a permanent building without the associated costs.
The Group planned to redevelop its Ford Commercial Vehicles showroom in the next few years. In the meantime, it wished to upgrade its current facilities and needed a cost-effective interim solution that had the look, feel and properties of a permanent building without the associated costs.
They were provided with a 15m x 25m bespoke semi-permanent building.
The structure supplied featured windows, lighting, office space, a high roof and bi-fold doors to enable easy vehicle access.
Heat loss concerns were alleviated with the 40mm insulated steel roof, retaining substantially more heat compared to other temporary buildings with PVC fabric roofs.
The Motor Group chose a temporary structure because of the durability, flexibility and variety of its product options, and because it needed a bespoke solution delivered within a tight timescale. The entire project took just a week to complete from start to finish.
A new Exhibition Centre covering an area of 340.000m² was seeking a large event structure. This would be used to host the Opening Ceremony of the launch of the Centre.
The client wanted a structure that was quick to build, but also of high quality. An ICON-Frame structure was chosen, as it was best suited for their requirements of entertaining and accommodating over 1,000 guests for an evening cocktail reception.
Due to the time of year and weather conditions being unpredictable, the temporary structure was perfect for protecting the guests if it should rain while still feeling like they were outside.
The client received an ICON-Frame 30.00m x 40.00m structure. The event structure had glass wall paneling to give the feeling of being outdoors while undercover.
The client chose a temporary structure because they had previous experience of the products. The client was thrilled with the result and what could be achieved in such a short space of time!
Waterside Endeavour Pavilion is the new gem of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s fleet of venue spaces.
Boasting a bespoke Curved Roof structure from our sister company, Australian Temporary Structures, and named after Captain Cook's majestic vessel alongside its on-site replica, the HMB Endeavour, the Endeavour Pavilion is a new addition to the wharves of the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM).
The venue located in Sydney's picturesque Darling Harbour, can be arranged to suit any event from weddings, cocktail parties, Christmas parties, product launches and award ceremonies, to large sit-down lunches or dinners.
With four furniture ranges to choose from, the space can be tailored to suit the theme of any function, from modern and edgy, to classic and refined.
Clients can specify their furniture selection and how they would like the space to be configured, while the Endeavour Pavilion is fully equipped with lighting and sound.
Restaurants & Cafes
Gala Dining Experience
In 2017 two ships of the Viking River Cruises were christened in Koblenz right on the German Corner.
For the gala evening with 180 guests the perfect building was a glass walled Cube structure with attached kitchen and VIP toilet containers.
A logistical challenge, since it was also the positioning of the German corner to consider.
Together with fireworks, a full brand experience could be created.
Restaurants & Cafes
Temporary Coffee Lounge
A cafe lounge needed a temporary structure during a store re-fit.
Due to a re-fit within their store, the client hired a 20mtr x 7.5mtr thermo-insulated building as a temporary coffee lounge while their store re-fit took place.
Supplied with lower than normal wall height of 2.4mtr, the building was also supplied with 500kg m2 weight loading floor because the building was installed on a grassed and mulched area.
Double glazed windows were fitted to the 2 x 20.00m elevations to help with natural daylight, and the roof covers were thermo-insulated to eliminate condensation.
The building measured 20.00m x 7.5m x 2.4m
AUDI Retail Centre
The requirements were to develop a unique clear-span structure system for AUDI. The Audi design brief was to design a marketing and hospitality structure for use at the DTM Touring Car race meetings. The structure needed to reflect the client's strong brand image of high quality and innovation.
The main hospitality structure measured 20.00m x 30.00m with an 8.00m eave height. A major factor for consideration during the initial design stage was that the complete building could take no longer than 3 days to install and 2 days for removal. This demand played an important part when designing the structure, as the client requested numerous special “one-off” features that needed to be practicable when deployed in the field.
The building incorporated glass walling panels using 10mm safety glass, heavy duty integrated flooring to both upper and lower levels, internal stair cases, an open balcony viewing area with an unsupported cantilever 5.00m x 30.00m overhead canopy roof. The roof system featured insulated thermo twin skin inflatable roof system, which increases thermal efficiency and reduces wind-generated noise thanks to the pressurised roof fabric.
Overall, this fully demountable temporary structure system pushed the boundaries in traditional aluminium framed fabric structure design.
The outcome was designing and manufacturing a complex relocatable structure system which incorporated all the client’s corporate design feature demands, while remaining practicable in terms of ease of installation and removal working to tight time constraints.
Theatre Event Experience
Samsung Product Launch
In 2016, Samsung invited its customers to an interactive cinema experience to showcase the latest 4D technology.
The completely mirrored glass façade thrilled the crowd.
The interior fittings with mirroring and 4d cinema chairs contributed to a successful brand experience.
Mirrored glass facades
Cube Design fully customised to suit Samsung's brand brief
Low-vibration special floor
4d cinema seats & media technology
Improving the experience of local shoppers
A City Council wanted to improve the experience of local shoppers. With soaring temperatures in the summer and very mild winters, it was important to the council they provide more shelter and shade. It was vital there was a quick lead-time, but most importantly the structure needed to withstand high wind speeds yet still be relocatable. The canopy structure would also be used over the local stage in the city centre to shade performers, while also covering the viewing area.
The City Council were supplied with two canopy structures that met the demands of high wind speeds and ease of relocation.
The shelters measured 7.60m and 6.40m in width both 5.00m in length and 4.00m/3.30m side height. Both used the Ferrari 702 Opaque roofing with an 18 degree roof pitch, and both canopy structures were able to withstand wind speeds of up to 162 km/h.
With the canopy structures fully operational in the town centre, the council can now ensure the general public and local performers are sheltered from the sun.