Entries by KimOHanlon

EU set for new regulations for membrane structures

The European Union group responsible for structural Eurocodes has since 2010 been in preparation to publish Eurocode 12: ‘Tensile Surface Structures’, and in 2016 published a technical report ‘Report Eur 27716 EN’ in support of the drawing up of the final Eurocode. Ezpagio Magazine recently published a summary on this report, including a breakdown of some […]

Under the Umbrella – Part 2

Tension Structures now offers cost effective and easy to install solutions for outdoor entertainment areas for the hospitality sector; or even in your own home. Find out about the splendid events that happen daily under our Architectural Umbrellas & Gazebos by following our series – Under the Umbrella. UNDER THE UMBRELLA PART 2: A sunny […]

Nomadic Architecture to combat socio-economic challenges

In order to combat socio-economic and environmental challenges today’s world faces, architects of large infrastructure, for example the stadia for events such as the Olympic Games, are encouraged to think of the legacy approach, considering what purpose these structures will fulfil post event. Started at the 2012 London Olympic Games, designs for Games venues started […]

New Health Sciences Teaching Facility at WSU, Mthatha

Funded by the Department of Higher Education’s Infrastructure and Efficiency Fund, Phase 1 of the new Walter Sisulu University Health Sciences Teaching Facility in Mthatha is underway. Tension Structures was commissioned by Intsika Architects to install a fabric structure roof to cover the atrium walkway of the 1,350m² double storey building, a focal point when […]

Saving energy in Southern Africa – Lusaka’s new Garden City Mall

Tension Structures has been commissioned to design and install the walkway atriums; as well as two entrance roofs for an accumulative area of 2,500m2 at Lusaka’s new Garden City Mall in Zambia. This project features conical peaks reminiscent of snowcapped mountains that run along the entirety of the centre walkways of the mall. The fabric […]

Under the Umbrella – Part 1

Tension Structures now offers cost effective and easy to install solutions for outdoor entertainment areas for the hospitality sector; or even in your own home. Find out about the splendid events that happen daily under our Architectural Umbrellas & Gazebos by following our series – Under the Umbrella. Under the Umbrella Part 1: Autumn harvest […]

Tension Structures key collaborator on world-class sports facility in Scotland

feature photo from @Oriamscotland Shape Structures and Tension Structures have collaborated on the fabric structure roof for the new Oriam Sports Performance Centre in Scotland which aims to provide top sportsmen and women with the world-class sports facilities pivotal for successful performance on an international stage. Tension Structures was brought on board by project engineers […]

Green Building Council of SA awards Hotel Verde

At the Green Building Council’s annual Green Building Convention held from the 2 – 6 November this year, Hotel Verde won the Highest Rated Building category for its Existing Building Performance (EBP) Pilot tool rating at the Green Star SA Leadership Awards 2015 held at the convention. The hotel was assessed over a 12 month […]

End of Year Closing Dates 2015

Wishing you a peaceful festive season Dear Client, We wish to advise you that our office and factory will close for the festive season holidays on FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER 2015, and will reopen on THURSDAY 7th JANUARY 2016. We urge you to please place your orders timeously in order for us to fulfill your requirements. […]