Moama Bowling Club Canopy
Location: Echuca-Moama NSW
Completion Date: February 2017
Size: 2893 sqm
Fabric: PTFE CHUKOH FGT600
Client: Moama Bowling Club
Servicing the border towns of Echuca-Moama and famous for being the sports and entertainment heart of The Murray region, Moama Bowling Club offers state-of-the-art bowling facilities, including a custom-designed architectural bowling green canopy.
During the redevelopment project, the brief tendered to Moama Bowling Club from their architect, Altis Architecture was to “blend traditional with contemporary – to create a simplistic elongated elegant approach to the modern-day pavilion, which challenges whilst embraces the precincts history and tradition”. Working in collaboration with Altis, MakMax Taiyo Middle East presented an engineered bowling green canopy to integrate with the elegant modern feel of the clubhouse design.
Designed to be the most architectural bowls roof in Australia, MakMax engineered several key elements into the Moama Bowling Club Canopy. We lowered the overall height of the roof (compared to our regular designs) to reduce the shading on the natural greens and lowered the Eastern side with a slight arch to direct water to the perimeter cells.
Our engineers designed a column-free span on the club-house end to ensure perfect spectator viewing for the club premises. This Gull-Wing arch also provides ventilation to ensure airflow.
The saw-toothed MakMax Hawkesbill design is our premium bowling green canopy model, offering a visually exciting profile with wide leaning-arched support beams.
A Teflon-coated PTFE membrane (CHUKOH FGT600) was chosen for Moama Bowling Club Canopy to reflect the premium look and feel of the overall design. PTFE roofs feel much brighter and lighter underneath due to the significantly higher light transmission properties. The PTFE coating is inert and does not degrade under UV, so it retains its crisp white colour over time along with its natural self-cleaning properties. With over 40 years of expected lifespan, the membrane on the Moama Bowling Club canopy will stand the test of time.
“The elegant, contemporary design of our custom shade canopy sets the tone of what’s in store for both amateur and experienced bowlers. The architecturally designed structure provides the optimum environment to enjoy a game of bowls even in challenging weather conditions. Visitors often comment not only on the visual aspect of the pavilion and how well it integrates with the clubhouse and hospitality areas, but also on the quality of the light it delivers. Overall, the installation of the shade cover has allowed bowlers to focus more on the consistency of their game while enjoying year-round protection from the elements. The atmosphere it helped create during BPL was second to none, and the ability to light up the canopy provided a spectacular backdrop for the event”
Liam Fleming, Operations Manager, Moama Bowling Club.