Workington Hub

Suspended Illuminated Inflatable ETFE Cushion

We manufactured and installed The Hub’s canopy which is suspended from the surrounding buildings, a tricky feat of engineering and a test of our 3D modeling systems. The hub is constructed from a three chord rolled steel truss which is clad with steel panels and supports a state of the art inflatable ETFE cushion. 

The Hub will be the first permanent outdoor 3D sound performance space in the country. The Hub's 3D sound system can be configured to broadcast any live or recorded sound. A unique ambient 'soundscape' has been composed for The Hub by Illustrious Company. The soundscape will provide an immersive sound experience and will include elements of recordings made in and around Workington in October 2006.

Project Summary

Client
Allerdale Borough Council
Location
Workington, Cumbria
Date
2006
Fabric
ETFE
Product
ETFE Systems
Structures for Art Installations
City Dressing
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance