Architectural Airport Fabric Canopies
Base Structures were commissioned to design, manufacture and install the departures tensile canopy scheme, one that would provide a truly stunning entrance to the new Terminal. As one of the first areas of Terminal 5 encountered by passengers, it was absolutely essential that we created a world class structure that made an exceptional first impression
It comprises of over 4000sqm of PTFE tensile fabric canopies with several series of the twisted hypar arrangement on an architectural steel frame complete with bespoke lighting, and a stunning entrance canopy to the new Terminal 5 building. We designed, manufactured and installed all the fabric and associated fittings. We also installed the structural steel and lighting system throughout.
The installation was a challenging undertaking and had to be completed in plenty of time for the grand opening of the terminal in March 2008.
The execution of the manufacture and installation reflected the high quality of the design and the expectations for the gateway to be the country’s new showcase terminal.
Its success made this an extremely satisfying project for all parties involved and the client is especially delighted to have this world class vision realised.