Award for Excellence 2020, Tension Structures – Less than 250sqm

Project name: Dreamworld Sky Voyager
Entrant name: Fabritecture
Project name: Dreamworld Sky Voyager
Fabric used: FGT-800
Fabric supplier: Chukoh
Textile fabrication: Outsourced

The Dreamworld Sky Voyager is a new attraction at the Gold
Coast amusement park that was originally scheduled to open in
late 2019, but experienced delays to opening. We were contracted
for the design and construction of a custom architectural exterior
entry structure. There are two structures: a large and a small.
The design is a cantilever constructed box section with unique
steel curvature and a structural box gutter edge. One of the most
prominent challenges was the really short delivery time. We had
to be extremely organised and productive throughout the entire
project. Another challenge was the complex fabric geometry and
shapes created by the structure and incorporating these with
the PTFE fabric. Finally, the primary steel beams used are not
a standard item – they were custom designed and fabricated
specifically for this project. We completed delivery within the given
time-frame and the client is very pleased with the results. The
finished canopy looks exactly as intended, matching the rendered
images from the preliminary artist impressions.