East Ayrshire Athletics

Barrel Vaulted Tensile Fabric Roof Structure

Project Outline

The East Ayrshire Athletics Centre comprises of a 400m running track, field activities and a covered indoor sprinting track. Since its first outing at the Munich Olympics, the use of fabric in a sports setting has become a well established motif. Properties such as elegance of form, lightness of structure and gloom busting light translucency present both coherent solutions to the problems presented to municipal sports architecture and dazzling opportunities to create signature structures for clients - and this is exactly what the client wanted.

East Ayrshire Athletics

Our Solution

The barrel vaulted structure shown here, including secondary steelwork and water capture and collection, was delivered by Base for less than £150 per m2, proving that eyecatching and expensive are not necessarily fated to be uttered in the same breath. 

Barrel vault tensile fabric roof
Sports centre barrel vault tensile fabric roof
Sports centre barrel vault tensile fabric roof
Sports centre barrel vault tensile fabric roof

Project Summary

Client
East Ayrshire Council
Location
Kilmarnock, Scotland
Date
2011
Architect
East Ayrshire Architects Department
Contractor
CBC Ltd
Fabric
PVC
Product
Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance