Base Structures, a UK headquartered tensile fabric specialist, is partnering with Brazilian specialist sub contractor, Remaster BR and its Columbian counterpart to offer complex, architectural membrane structures to the South American market.
The alliance will see Base Structures’ services offered initially in Colombia and Brazil to include design, manufacture and installation of tensile fabric structures. Remaster will act as the South American face of the British firm, while Base will offer the technical expertise, training and manufacturing, which is in short supply in the designated countries.
Both Brazil and Colombia have recognized demand for lightweight, architectural structures, which can be installed quickly to support major infrastructure through cladding, link walkways, entrance canopies or otherwise for standalone temporary venues.
The British firm, responsible for structures at London 2012, hopes to bring more technically advanced membranes to South America. These are materials, which carry longer life spans, better fire resistance, sustainable credentials and self-cleaning properties, ideal for infrastructure projects. Specialist membrane welding will be undertaken at Base’ headquarters in Bristol and shipped on a per project basis.
Typical projects will encompass the sport and leisure sector and shelters as well as major infrastructure with entrance canopies, facade cladding, link walkways, shelters, shades, ‘brise soleil’s, covered atriums and artistic installations.
This South American relationship follows an overseas engagement initiative working closely with the UKTI, which started with the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) which was match funded, followed by an appointment setting project.