Kapoor Sculpture, Kaipara Harbour, NZ
Architect/Artist: Anish Kapoor
Compusoft Engineering Ltd. (CEL) was responsible for the structural concept, structural rigging design, fabric design and fabric patterning for this world reknown sculpture. The type of fabric used was Ferrari 1302.
This award winning eighty five metre long tensioned fabric sculpture is one of the world’s most extreme fabric structures. Supported at each end by elliptical steel rings, twenty seven metres across, this structure is tensioned longitudinally with fifteen tonnes of prestress. The unique cable pockets that provide the ribs of the sculpture were designed to minimize fabric stress and laboratory tested to prove their behaviour. The use of light weight, high strength aramid fibre cables enabled the installation and erection of this unique structure to be completed in four days.