At Aura we have a great deal of experience in creating and installing tensile fabric structures to meet and exceed the need of our Transport sector customers.
At London Gatwick Airport North Terminal we have recently installed a canopy for the Emirates Airlines VIP drop off area. The 400 square metre canopy was a bespoke design of barrel vaulted elements which curve and rise with the ramp beneath and comprise fabric sections in 3D curvature; a complex piece of fabric architecture. The fabric is white on the inside and silver on the outside which results in an eye-catching feature when lit at night. As ever the practicalities and challenges of the installation could not be ignored. The canopy had to be lightweight (a major benefit of tensile fabric engineering) due to it being constructed onto an existing ramp way. The client also specified that the structure was designed to meet bomb blast design codes and that it was installed quickly to minimise disruption. Not only did our team meet these challenging deadlines but they did so working on the elevated ramp way of an operational terminal building.
Newcastle bus station chose a large hyperbolic paraboloid (Pringle) shape to provide maximum coverage over their ticketing area as shown in the image above. You could also take a look at our healthcare page here for an example of a gullwing designed canopy or our entrances and walkways pages for father inspiration of the type of tensile fabric structures that might meet you transport sector brief.
If these examples have sparked your interest we would be delighted to talk to you about your project, be it large or small, so please call us on 01329 846 518.