Two connected air supported structures utilizing Shelter-Rite® architectural fabric by Seaman Corporation now provide year-round recreational opportunities
Client: Michigan Athletic Club
Fabric: Shelter-Rite Style 8028, polyester reinforced PVC fabric with TS 116/117 Top Finish by Seaman Corporation
Engineer: Ohlson Lavoie, Corp.
Fabrication and Installation: Yeadon Fabric Domes, Inc.
Two connected air supported structures utilizing Shelter-Rite® architectural fabric by Seaman Corporation now provide year-round recreational opportunities, even during severe winter weather in East Lansing, Michigan.
Created for the Michigan Athletic Club, one clear span structure measures 126 feet by 332 feet, with a 41-foot-high ceiling to provide unobstructed play on six tennis courts. A second 41-foot-high clear span structure measures 110 feet by 152 feet, creating a second clear span fabric dome for the club's swimming pool.
The structures were designed and built by Yeadon Fabric Domes, Inc., using Shelter-Rite 8028 architectural fabric.
During the daylight hours, the need for artificial lighting is minimal, thanks to the soft lighting that's transmitted into the building through the white fabric.
The structures are designed to incorporate an inner thermal/acoustical liner that provides improved insulating properties.
Innovative anchoring techniques as well as advanced mechanical and electrical control systems combine with the rugged functionality and attractive appearance of the Shelter-Rite architectural fabric to deliver an attractive, functional facility with an excellent life span.
Shelter-Rite Architectural Fabrics have been the material of choice of architects, designers and fabricators for commercial and military projects in the United States and throughout the world. Shelter-Rite is engineered with a proprietary coating formula for superior UV and mildew resistance, and unique weft inserted knit fabric that provides excellent tensile, tear and seam strength. This time-tested technology has resulted in architectural structures that withstand years of exposure to harsh environments.