CAPE

Double Conic Fabric Canopy Bicycle Shelter

Project Outline

Famed for it’s bicycle riding academics, Cambridge University required a cycle shelter for the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics. This particular shelter needed to be top of it's class as well as excellent value for money.

 

 

CAPE

Our Solution

For this project, a curvaceous double cone form is one of the most efficient uses of fabric, minimising the steel content in the structure and thus minimising costs. The 165m2 footprint of the canopy provides plenty of room to keep over 50 bicycles dry and the built-in up-lighters diffuse light off the interior of the fabric creating a welcoming terminus for commutes in the darker winter months. Clear sky lights built into the top of the cones ensure natural light can easily penetrate to the ground below too.

 

This structure forms part of our pre-designed range and is called a Cairngorm 2P 16-12 which is easily made to order with reduced design costs compared to a bespoke structure. It has a multitude of uses including cafe seating, point of sale and of course an excellent bicycle shelter!

 

 

tensile fabric canopy CAPE
Bicycle Shelter Fabric Canopy

Project Summary

Client
Cambridge University
Location
Cambridge University, Cambridge
Date
2005
Contractor
Marriott Construction
Fabric
PVC
Product
Standard Fabric Canopies
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance