This page was printed from https://fabricarchitecturemag.com

Graceful floating fabric sculpture

January 1st, 2012 / By: / Interiors

A floating fabric sculpture graces the entrance atrium in the new MediaCityUK Living Lab at the University of Salford (Manchester, England). Appearing to hover above students throughout the entryway, the ribbon-like sculpture interlaces itself through the space and up to the second level atrium ceiling stretching nearly 22m from end to end.

Designed, engineered and installed by Fabric Architecture Ltd., Gloucester, the bespoke “Ribbon” uses a patented internal tensioned structure framing system, ArchiClad, in three discrete, but connected sections in a rotating form made up of 23 frames, each wrapped in fabric.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments are moderated and will show up after being approved.