Fabritecture adds a “Halo” to Caxton Street in Brisbane
FabricArchitectureMag.com | June 13, 2012
The suburb of Paddington on the West Side of Brisbane, Australia, is famous for its trendy bars, clubs and restaurants, and the Caxton Street precinct is well known for top entertainment venues and nightlife. Fabritecture recently completed a tensioned fabric structure for one of Caxton Street’s newest venues, the Halo Lounge Bar, designed to take full advantage of Brisbane’s wonderful weather to offer a sophisticated, open-air lounge environment.
Fabritecture worked with AGS Constructions to design, engineer and install a unique fabric roofing structure for the venue. The 504m2 structure is made of Serge Ferrari 702 Alu Blackout fabric with a gutter suspended from the steel framework above. The structure was designed to look like a halo and, when completed, will include screens installed on the guttering so that images can be projected onto the fabric wall.
The Caxton Street project presented some challenges due to the irregular shape of the structure, but came together to the exact specifications of both the client and the architect. The structure adds a distinctive feature to the nightclub and provides a lounge area where patrons can enjoy live music and a few drinks in a unique venue that takes full advantage of the warm Queensland weather.