Cutty Sark Pavilion

Multiconic Temporary Tensile Fabric Structure

Project Outline

The spectacular Cutty Sark deserves to welcome its visitors in a spectacular venue. Therefore, this multi-cone tensile fabric structure had to be one of the most unique architectural fabric creations in the country. By day, its peaks resemble crisp meringue; by dusk, the detail in the beautifully lit cones truly comes alive.

Cutty Sark Pavilion

Our Solution

The seventeen tensile hexagonal cones have a unique relationship with their timber grid below. In short, one cannot survive without the other. The fabric locks the grid in place, providing the awesome strength needed to hold this beautiful beast in place. A true example of collaborative working processes, from conception to completion, the engineering, timber and fabric all had to work in perfect harmony.

 

Results

Conceived by innovative architects Youmeheshe, the fabric structure strikes an arresting mark on the landscape.  It is not just its visual form that breaks new ground.

Temporary fabric structure - The Cutty Sark Pavilion
The Cutty Sark Pavilion temporary structure
Cutty Sark tensile fabric structure
Detail of the Cutty Sark Pavilion temporary structure
Interior of the Cutty Sark temporary structure
Interior of the Cutty Sark architectural fabric structure

Project Summary

Client
Cutty Sark Enterprises
Location
Greenwich, London
Date
2006
Architect
YOUMEHESHE Architects
Contractor
Hornagold & Hills
Fabric
PVC
Product
Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance