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A photograph showing the Triple Azure structure installed outside the student union building on Frenchay campus at the University of the West of England (UWE), with bushes and plants in the foreground.

Elevating Campus Spaces: Azure and Zonda Tensile Structures at UWE

Enhancing Campus Spaces: Azure and Zonda Tensile Structures at UWE

Explore how the Azure and Zonda tensile structures by Tensile Fabric Structures Ltd. are revitalising outdoor spaces at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. Delve into how these innovative installations redefine the landscape of UWE’s campuses, providing functional covered areas for students and faculty year-round.

The Azure tensile structures, installed at UWE’s Frenchay campus, stand as iconic features, offering both functionality and architectural elegance. With their minimalist lines and expansive coverage, these structures create versatile environments for a multitude of activities such as dining, studying, socialising, events, and relaxation.

Azure structures, characterised by affordability and sophistication, feature polyester powder-coated masts and Serge Ferrari 502 PVC-coated polyester fabric. From covered walkways to seating areas, Azures cater to diverse campus requirements. Integrated lights in the columns illuminate the canopies at night, extending their usability and creating a captivating atmosphere after dark.

The Zonda tensile structures, installed at UWE’s Glenside and Bower Ashton campuses, make a bold statement with their minimalist design and vast coverage and are ideal for larger areas. Featuring tensioned PVC membrane canopies, Zondas are ideal for exhibition spaces, event stages, and seating areas.

Strategically placed across UWE’s campuses, Azure and Zonda structures create waterproof covered seating areas for students and faculty. From courtyards to dining spots like Wild Kitchen and Wafflemeister, these structures enhance campus life.

With versatility, durability, and aesthetic appeal, the tensile structures at UWE’s campuses redefine outdoor spaces. Whether studying, dining, or socialising, these structures enrich the campus experience, embodying innovation and excellence in architectural design.

A photograph showing the Triple Azure structure installed outside the student union building on Frenchay campus at the University of the West of England (UWE), with bushes and plants in the foreground.

Triple Azure structure outside the student union building on Frenchay campus, UWE, with lush greenery in the foreground.

A photograph showing a Zonda structure at Bower Ashton Campus, University of the West of England (UWE), on a sunny day. The canopy provides cover over an outdoor seating area, with two people engaged in a work discussion.

Zonda structure providing shade at Bower Ashton Campus, UWE, on a sunny day.

A photograph showing a Single Azure structure on Frenchay campus at the University of the West of England (UWE), covering tables and chairs.

Single Azure structure providing cover for outdoor seating on Frenchay campus, UWE.

A photograph taken from above showing a Single Azure structure on Frenchay campus at the University of the West of England (UWE) on a sunny day. The tensioned fabric canopy of the Azure casts a shadow over an outdoor seating area outside Wafflemeister.

Aerial view of Single Azure structure providing shaded cover outside Wafflemeister on Frenchay campus, UWE.

A photograph showing a Double Azure structure at Frenchay campus, University of the West of England (UWE), on a sunny day. The Azure covers tables and chairs, with the UWE library in the background.

Double Azure structure providing cover for outdoor seating at Frenchay campus, UWE, on a sunny day.

A photograph showing the Triple Azure structure installed outside the student union building on Frenchay campus at the University of the West of England (UWE). The canopy provides cover for benches underneath.

Triple Azure structure outside the student union building on Frenchay campus, UWE.

A photograph showing a Zonda structure at Glenside campus, University of the West of England (UWE), on a sunny day. The Zonda provides cover for benches, with historic buildings in the background.

Zonda structure providing cover for benches at Glenside campus, UWE, on a sunny day.

A photograph showing a Tensile Fabric Structures Ltd. Double Azure structure outside the Wild Vegan Cafe on Frenchay campus at the University of the West of England (UWE). The image captures the underside of the tensioned fabric canopy, showcasing its taut form.

Double Azure structure outside Wild Vegan Cafe, Frenchay campus, UWE, displaying its tensioned form.