Inflatable structure serves as portable venue for football tournament

May 1, 2009

Tectoniks Ltd. | Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom The project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the air structures category of the 2008 International Achievement Awards, involved the design and construction of an inflatable structure to serve as a portable venue for the promotion of the Euro 2008 football tournament in Austria and Switzerland. The …

National Stadium for 2008 Olympics features ETFE roof and PTFE ceiling

Beijing N&L Fabric Technology Co. Ltd. | Beijing, China Covertex GmbH | United Kingdom The Beijing National Stadium, which won an Award of Excellence in the architectural structures category of the 2008 International Achievement Awards, was the center of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The roof is ETFE and the acoustic ceiling is PTFE. The …

Structure masts support large PTFE sails

Span Systems Inc. | Manchester, N.H., United States The project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the architectural structures category of the 2008 International Achievement Awards, consists of two large porte cocheres, one at each major entrance to the new facility, the Twin River Entertainment Complex, Lincoln, R.I. Both structures have three large masts …

ETFE roof structures provide covered areas for schools

Architen Landrell Associates | Chepstow, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom The project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the architectural structures category of the 2008 International Achievement Awards, included two single ply ETFE roof structures installed at two schools in Oldham, Lancashire, United Kingdom (Radclyffe School and Failsworth School). At both locations, the roof provides a …

Fabric art to be featured at 2010 Winter Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics will host world-class athletes and fabric art worthy of the event. By Jake Kulju Janet Echelman likes a good breeze. Her massive fabric sculptures pepper the world — from Phoenix to Portugal, Bombay to Hong Kong — often designed specifically for engaging the wind elements that surround them. Her latest project, …