Glasgow Airport

Covered Walkway Fabric Canopy

Project Outline

Often in our work functionality drives a design brief, yet we strive to keep creativity and innovation at the heart of every structure. Our brief was to build a sheltered walkway canopy and impressive dramatic architectural feature for the East End connector terminal at the airport.

Glasgow Airport

Our Solution

We designed, manufactured and installed a barrel vault canopy that gently undulates over the length of the walkway below. It is tensioned by tie-rod catenary cables with huge elliptical steel arches locking it in place. They seem to reach up out of the ground like the arms of giants holding a large umbrella over the customer’s heads.

The tongue- in-cheek landing strip lighting design seemed the appropriate way to guide the airport users from A to B when dusk fell.

 

Results

It was a successful installation taking just four weeks in total. BAA are delighted with the canopy and are considering further fabric projects at the airport.

Glasgow Airport fabric walkway canopy
Glasgow Airport fabric walkway interior
Glasgow Airport tensile fabric walkway detail

Project Summary

Client
BAA
Location
Glasgow
Date
2004
Fabric
PVC
Product
Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance