Event Canopies Asia are the premier provider of unique tensioned membrane canopies in Hong Kong.
“Our contemporary marquees re-define event spaces and provide the industry with an innovative tool to create a custom environment for almost any style event” says Clive Kirsten, Founder and Managing Director of ECA.
Art Basel Hong Kong is one such event. Since its debut in 1970, Art Basel has become the Modern and contemporary art world’s premier platform for bringing together artists and their patrons in a way that is both engaging and personal. The ‘Cities’ initiative expands Art Basel’s engagement in the art world from staging art fairs to working with cities to develop cultural events with international resonance. Modern and contemporary art of the highest quality—from classic forms to pieces by the most cutting edge experimentalists – are on display in a multi-sector format, making Art Basel a prized venue for both the artists and those who appreciate their work. It goes without saying that the exhibits exhibition space should be as iconic as the pieces it was set to house.
ECA worked closely with the organisers to understand their needs – reviewing the build conditions and translating these criteria into ideas through hand sketches and software 3D modelling. They then worked with specialist steel and membrane fabricators (in this case – Freeform®), to build the exhibition space to the highest budgetary standard.
The site installation was planned and coordinated with the client in detail during fabrication period. “Our installation crew have been trained for many years to work specifically with the particular requirements of membrane structures.
“FreeformFlex® – Freeform’s flagship two-way stretch fabric provides the perfect membrane material to achieve a stable, safe, waterproof structure that works with the steel structure to achieve our vision for a dynamically shaped exhibition space.” Says Clive.
Set against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s magnificent skyline, the result is a fitting demonstration of the versatility of our innovative and technologically advanced fabric – FreeformFlex®. We are proud to be associated with this dynamic yet temporary ‘work of art’!