QV Wind Remediation Structure
Location: Redcape Lane, Melbourne
Completion Date: October 2008
Size: 74 sqm
Fabric: PVC - Hiraoka 104T & SD1800
Client: ARM Architects
The QV Wind Remediation Structure was developed to stop wind billowing through Red Cape lane in Melbourne. The architect designed the structure to best represent the name of the lane. MakMax Australia fabricated a giant red cape that is suspended between the two buildings that frame the lane. With transparent accents, it’s just another unique functional architectural piece in the city of Melbourne.
Many cafés and shops located Redcape Lane, part of the QV development in inner Melbourne, found it very difficult to conduct business as they would be dealing with constant and consistent winds billowing through the lane. ARM Architects was commissioned to design a feature that had the ability to both disrupt the wind-tunnel effect in the lane, also also fit architecturally into the design ethos of the overall development.
This particular lane in Melbourne is named Red Cape, so it was decided by the architect to have a structure that best represented the name. As the lane still required sunlight the design intent was that a transparent fabric would be used as an accent to the vibrant red PVC, not only allowing for sunlight but also to break up such a bold colour.
Working with MakMax Australia, ARM Architects proposed the QV Wind Remediation Structure to help reduce the wind flow through a small lane in the city of Melbourne. The practical architecture structure is suspended in between the two buildings that frame the lane giving it a unique floating appearance along with looking very much like a red hood; it’s just another unique architectural finding in the city of Melbourne.
Winner IFAI Excellence Awards 2009
Award of Excellence – Miscellaneous