Eastern Community Sports and Recreation’s Rāwhiti Domain canopy is New Zealand’s first Sprung structure.

Engaging Creative Intentions to design, plan and manage the development, Eastern Community Sports and Recreation (ECSR) has built a high-tensile fabric canopy over the domain’s previously under-used tennis courts.

Using an innovative building system from Canadian company Sprung Structures, which comprises a tensioned membrane fabric fixed to large aluminium beams to create the 60m x 36m canopy, the facility offers many opportunities for the 11 sports clubs and community organisations that sit under ECSR’s umbrella.

Sprung Structure