Fabritecture Wins 2 Awards at the 2018 STA Conference!

Fabritecture has won 2 industry awards at the Specialised Textiles Association’s 2018 Spectex conference in Fremantle, WA this May! STA Awards for Excellence were given to the Oran Park Library project and Parap Pool Redevelopment!

Thank you to our amazing team and everyone who was involved in the incredible projects we were able to submit for these awards! Without your commitment, knowledge and team mentality, we wouldn’t be able to grow the way we are!

Take a look at the winning entries below! You can view the full list of 2018 STA award winners here.


Oran Park Library

2018 Specialised Textiles Association Award for Excellence Winner (Category 13)

Architectural photography of exterior facade of the new Oran Park Library and community Resource Centre

The new Oran Park Library & Resource Centre is now home to a distinctively colourful ETFE façade that was designed to be an artistic solar barrier from the heat of the Western sun.

The structure incorporates 2-layer ETFE cushions in a tessellating triangular pattern in red, yellow, white & translucent foils, complete with backlighting which makes the structure come alive at night. The project is approximately 189sqm and took the team 497 man hours to complete.

Designer & architect Brewster Hjorth came up with the design for the unique façade. Engineering was completed by Wade Engineering & Seele Cover.

Photographer: Kevin Chamberlain

You can view the full 2018 STA Entry for Oran Park Library here.


Parap Leisure Centre

2018 Specialised Textiles Association Award for Excellence Winner (Category 12)

16202, Parap, TX30, 2017, FA 12 BANNER

In 2017, the beloved Parap Leisure Centre in Darwin, NT, underwent a $15.4 million upgrade, including a new 50m Olympic pool with a large clear span shade canopy over the top.

Our complete contracted package for this project was the design, supply & installation of HD bolts, steel structure, PVC membrane cover, and scoreboard over the outdoor pool. The structure features large, complicated steelwork, and Serge Ferrari TX30-III fabric to deliver an ambient yet functional shade solution.

Liquid Blu were the designer/architects, engineering was completed by Osborn Engineering, and Wade Engineering completed the patterning & shop drawings for the fabric structure. The approximate size of the structure is 2,355sqm.

Photographer: City of Darwin

You can view the full 2018 STA Entry for Parap Pool here.


Thanks again to everyone who helped us bring these awards home!

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