Innovative Rigging

WESTFIELD CHERMSIDE CABLE SUPPORTED SHADING SYSTEM

LOCATION: CHERMSIDE

INSTALLATION: ART FEATURES & CABLE SUPPORTED SHADING SYSTEM

CLIENT: SCENTRE GROUP

BUILDER: SCENTRE GROUP


IRS were charged with the task to construct and certify a suspended artwork feature designed by Scentre Group’s design team for the new children’s playground at Westfield Chermside. Scentre Group had a clear vision for the piece that only a high tensile catenary system could effortlessly deliver.

IRS were part of the collaborative team that brought this vision to life. This saw the implementation of a carefully engineered cable net with in excess of 400 lineal metres of stainless steel structural cable strung between two of the building structures. The highly tensioned cables were meticulously laid out to allow the 60 perforated coloured discs to be adequately supported above the playground. Disc integration was achieved by overlapping and offsetting each disc to prevent water entrapment and degradation of the system.

The end result provides adequate shading for the play equipment as well as an element of interest when you look towards the sky.