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When the British Racing Drivers Club, owners of Silverstone Race Circuit, wanted to redesign their clubhouse, they decided to hold a design competition to design and construct a brand new building.
Winners of that competition, Ridge Architects, envisaged a dynamic and modern building with a dramatic wing like tensile fabric roof to provide cover to the open roof terrace.
The membrane, which Architen Landrell designed, manufactured and installed at the world famous racing club, is constructed from PTFE coated glass cloth over a steel frame. Contrasting well with the smooth glass curved of the clubhouse building, the fabric roof appears to hover over the terrace like a bird in flight! At night, the structure cannot fail to impress as it is lit from the underside to provide maximum dramatic effect.
While the canopy itself has proved a great success, Architen Landrell’s Maintenance Department have also contributed to the structure – they’ve cleaned and maintained it for the most part of ten years!
BRDC Secretary Roger Lane-Nott comments the unique and astonishing design of the roof of the British Racing Drivers Club at Silverstone is a typical example of the high quality product that Architen supply. But it does not stop there! Excellent customer service, low cost maintenance and durability ensure that we have a stunning centrepiece to the club and for the British Grand Prix.
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