Bespoke tensile fabric structures from our in-house team of Designers and Engineers – transforming concepts into efficient, buildable and memorable solutions

Tensile fabric provides an innovative and efficient alternative to conventional stretch ceiling systems and interior surface panelling

Retractable tensile roof systems, designed, engineered and built to suit the individual environmental needs of your project

Tensile fabric structures by Fabric Architecture

Tension fabric structures | stretch ceilings | fabric roof systems

Innovators in Tensile Fabric Structures

Since 1982, Fabric Architecture has installed several thousand tensile fabric structures worldwide. With headquarters in the UK and divisions in North America and the Middle East region, Fabric Architecture continues to deliver large-scale tensile fabric projects worldwide.

Exterior & Interior Fabric Solutions

Fabric Architecture’s proprietary tensile products include the Archiclad system and the Signature Structures product range.

Archiclad is a proprietary fabric ceiling system that can be used for both interior and exterior projects. The modular design simplifies the specifying process and allows for greater speed of installation. Signature Structures offer an easy-to-specify product range of tensioned fabric canopies, widely used across the education, healthcare and retail sectors.

The company’s latest advance into kinetic architecture now provides a patented retractable fabric roof system. Each kinetic structure is engineered and built to specific environmental needs of your project.

Tensile Design & Engineering

Fabric Architecture’s in-house Engineers, Designers and Project Managers collaborate closely with Architects and Contractors throughout the industry. The process is a continual exchange of ideas which transforms the original concept into buildable and memorable tensile structures.

Award Winning Fabric Architecture

Fabric Architecture is an ISO 9001 and 14001 registered company. Installation Teams are CHAS and Constructionline certified. Fabric Architecture is a member of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and regularly present the interactive half-day course “How to Design a Tensile Fabric Structure” to practices throughout the UK and the Middle East region.

As winners of several prestigious accolades from The British Design Award to IFAI’s International Achievement Award, the company’s expertise and knowledge leads the global tensile fabric industry.

Fabric Architecture is extremely proud of the strong working relationships developed with customers in the fabric structure industry. To find out more about the Fabric Architecture experience, please visit the testimonials page here.

Currently Being Built
Southampton City Cruise

Southampton City Cruise

Fabric Structure

Over £9 million was invested in refurbishing the UK’s number 1 cruise port, enabling the terminal to accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels afloat. Part of the refurbishment included a 320m2 curved fabric structure providing a much needed all-weather walkway for travelers moving between terminal buildings.

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Featured Projects

FIFA Fan Zone

Retractable roof

The award-winning FIFA Fan Zone, constructed in Doha, Qatar for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, featured a commanding fabric retractable roof system designed, engineered and constructed by Fabric Architecture, now an exemplar project for Kinetic Architecture.

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Gateshead Stadium

Tensile Fabric Structure

The County Council wanted to give the Gateshead Stadium a contemporary new look by adding a canopy roof for the 4,000 spectator seats in the East Grand Stand. The main purpose of the tensile fabric structure was to create a greater ‘fan experience’ while enhancing the perception of the Stadium – helping it to attract big name athletes, stars and events.

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T2 Dublin

Fabric Ceiling

Terminal 2 was designed with travellers in mind. Every aspect of the architecture, from floor to ceiling adds to the relaxed and ultra-modern feel. A fabric ceiling was specified and was to be the one constant interior feature throughout. At the centre, two iconic fan vaults accentuate the modern design and add to the ‘wow factor’.

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Manchester Metrolink

Tensile Canopy

Leading the way in 21st Century transport networks is the Manchester Metrolink. Just a stone’s throw from the Etihad Stadium with its eye-catching tensile canopies, the Metrolink station is following the trend for using the “5th Building Medium” – FABRIC – to provide creative lighting and shelter for its passengers.

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