Tensile fabric structures for the leisure sector
At Aura we have 20 years experience in providing tensile fabric structures for the leisure sector. We often find that these projects require us to exercise our creative and innovative skills to design structures that not only have the wow factor, but also meet practical and budget requirements too.
Beautiful tensile fabric structures to enhance your site
The images on this page show some of our leisure sector projects.
The entrance feature for the Weymouth Sea Life Centre observation tower is a great example. It is a hyperbolic paraboloid* shaped canopy that had to be fast tracked to meet the opening deadline for the 2012 Olympics, however the challenges posed by the seafront location could not be overlooked. The structure needed to be designed to withstand high coastal winds and the salty marine air (using 316 stainless steel); while the client also wanted to create a feature lighting scheme. For that reason a highly reflective fabric was chosen resulting in a beautifully effective solution which is lit to stunning effect at night and meets all of the client’s needs.
*If you are interested in the science behind the shapes used in tensile fabric architecture please take a look at this page on our site.
Leisure sector modular canopies
If your brief is less complex, you can find links to our range of modular tensile fabric canopy styles on the right side of this page. This range of structures has been developed through years of experience to provide you with cost effective, attractive basic shapes that can be linked together and used for many applications within the leisure sector.
All of our structures are designed to withstand UK weather conditions which means, at a minimum, wind speeds of 120km/h (75mph) and snow loads of 10cm. In fact Bourne Leisure (Haven Holidays) chose Aura to install canopies at 34 of their coastal locations for that reason and they are still performing to their original specification over 8 years later.
At Aura we are particularly proud of the results achieved when we have added lighting to our modular tensile fabric structures to provide our clients with an eye catching feature. The images on this page show an entrance feature for the Rafael Hotel in London where the conic shaped canopies have been inverted and lit from below to form a stunning entrance drop off area for the hotel.
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.