Fabritecture  has recently completed a $3.4M project for the full turnkey design and construction of a custom fabric structure at Sydney’s Macquarie University.

Fabritecture’s scope for the design and development project included construction of the 700m² theatre as well as tiered seating for up to 500 students, a fully integrated state‐of‐the‐art IT and audio visual system, LED dimmable lighting, male and female amenities, plant room, IT room, storage room, service corridors and an entrance foyer.

Designed as a fully air conditioned structure and insulated to meet BCA Section J standards, the project scope also included CCTV security systems and landscaping of the surrounding grounds.

Highlights of the project:

  • Outer membrane of the lecture theatre structure is white, block‐out Premium Ferrari 902S PVC
  • Interior is lined with Ferrari Batyline fabric with a micro‐perforated surface to produce an efficient acoustic absorption effect without adding voluminous absorbing material
  • Fully insulated with a Bondor hard walling system
  • Supported by a steel truss frame
The construction work began in June this year and the onsite team was led by Senior Project Manager, Eric Calvo.

The structure has been designed with a life span of 20‐25 years and can be relocated if required in the future, making it an economical, sustainable and functional solution for Macquarie University.

Fabritecture specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of tensile membrane fabric structures.