Fabritecture was contracted for the design and construct of the ETFE pillow roof structure covering the internal courtyard. A ‘floating’ canopy made from stainless structural steel & deep ETFE pneumatic cushions are suspended 10 stories above a courtyard by tie rods that are fixed to concrete substructure of the main chancellery buildings. This stunning fabric architecture provides an aesthetic shelter solution from the elements.
ETFE foil was chosen as the preferred fabric due to its ability to provide protection to the area below that isn’t available with other translucent materials. The lightweight nature of ETFE fabric meant the structure could be constructed using minimal structural support, to give the illusion of a free floating structure. 14128
Photo credit: John Gollings
2016 STA Award for Excellence: Australian Embassy, Jakarta
2016 LSAA Award for Excellence: Australian Embassy, Jakarta
Completion Date: 2015
Size: 437sqm (4,704sqft)
Fabric: Asahi Fluon clear ETFE with white frit pattern