WIT Press

The Development Of The RSSB Tent

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS960181

Volume

24

Pages

4

Published

1996

Size

648 kb

Author(s)

P.S. Westbury

Abstract

This paper describes the design principles of the two hectare RSSB tent. The latest of several very large demountable tents designed by Euro Happold. The PVC/polyester tent is 120m wide by 150m long with a very shallow slope. It is reinforced with cables at 15m spacing running across the 120m width sup- ported bby masts at 12/16m spacing. It is designed to be raised by pushpoling. 1. Introduction Shows and exhibitions, for example the Chelsea Flower Show, can be accom- modated within multiple marquee type structures supplied through the rental tent industry. Larger structures to provide shelter for large audiences attending theatre or music events, or large meetings when there is a need for sight lines to be maintained and for a single volume space have to be specially designed. Demountable tent structures are invariably designed around the method of as- sembly and lif

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