InTents December2022/January 2023 - 10

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Above, below
and through
Fews Marquees navigates restrictive access and
underground tunnels to install Igloo marquees
for the Edinburgh International Festival.
By Sigrid Tornquist
W
RIGHT: To avoid placing
weight above tunnels
running beneath the Old
College Quad, Fews
Marquees used specialized
cranes and positioned
loads very carefully.
All photos courtesy
of Ryan Buchanan.
BELOW: To build a 14-meter
tall, 20-by-50-meter Igloo
structure within the Old
College Quad in Edinburgh,
Scotland, was a bit like
building a ship in a bottle,
says Andy Dingley,
marketing and business
development manager
for Fews Marquees.
hen the 2021 Edinburgh International
Festival asked Worcestershire, U.K.-based
Fews Marquees to provide structures for three of its
performance areas, the company had no hesitation in
recommending its Igloo marquees for the event. And
while the job may have been more than Fews bargained
for, it was a challenge worth accepting.
" Back in August last year, we built a number of
very large Igloo marquee structures at the Edinburgh
International Festival, and despite the COVID restrictions
on each site, it was a fantastic event and a huge success, "
says Andy Dingley, marketing and business development
manager for Fews Marquees. " However, there was one
structure which presented an interesting challenge for
our project managers and rigging teams. "
The event
For three weeks every August since 1947, Scotland's
capital transforms into a celebration of music,
theater, opera and dance for people from all nations.
The festival recruited Fews Marquees to provide
structures for performance areas, on sites including
the Edinburgh Academy Junior School, Edinburgh Park
and the Old College Quad.
What made Igloo marquees perfect for the event
is that they're designed in modular widths, with
structural technology and acoustics that allow event
designers to create performance spaces with elevated
levels of height and light. " Each area focused on a
different program of entertainment and included
socially distanced seating plans, " Dingley says. " The
design also serves a market speciÓŹźically where height,
width and suspended weight are critical. "
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