structures for our sustainable planet


The structure is purpose designed to look like a small tribal building. In addition, the high HK Wind Code requirements had to be satisfied without adopting large, structural elements. Mimicking what an indigenous island tribe would do, the high structural requirements were managed by doubling up on elements, none of which are in a vertical or horizontal orientation.

The roof both exterior and interior had to look tribal in nature. The exterior is a high-performance PVC membrane, pattern cut and cable stabilized against the wind loads. After fabrication, the membrane was painted by the clients’ creative team and we thereafter, installed the 20m long artwork onto the structural frame overnight.

A second internal membrane was adopted to meet the clients’ creative intent. This was printed with 100% coverage using the clients’ creative graphic input and then installed.

On this project we provided services for feasibility study, design development, engineering, fabrication and installation of the steel structure and the double membrane roof. The entire project took six months.

Type: Semi Permanent (10-years)
Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Completion date: 2018
Size: 220m2 coverage
Fabric1: PVC polyester membrane painted
Fabric2: PVC polyester membrane printed