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Bespoke steel enclosure for world triathlon event

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Tata Steel manufactured and erected a unique temporary pavilion in London’s Hyde Park to serve as a VIP area for the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship held over the weekend of 24/25 July.

The pavilion was a post-tensioned hollow section latticed arched structure, with an overall height of 6m and a maximum span of 25m. The roof was clad with five panels of White Ferrari fabric, and the venue comfortably accommodated up to 200 guests.

Using post tensioned steel technology for a temporary structure is believed to have been a first in the UK and one that showcased innovative steel technology using lightweight materials.

Matthew Teague, Senior Design Manager, Corus commented: “The brief called for a bespoke design that would showcase innovative steel design, but also show restraint in materials used. The result was a structure, which displayed both a lightweight aesthetic and strength in equal measure.”

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