Tectonica Design Lab is committed to providing unique climbing gym designs to suit the different visions and ethos of our clients, to push innovation and sustainability standards forwards, and to uphold our reputation in the industry .
We have competed climbing wall projects across the world including in the UK, Spain & Australia.
Our vision is to design exceptional climbing experiences, from unique refurbishments in Castle towers to ground-up multi-use and competition facilities.
We design bespoke climbing structures from concept to completion. Our innovative approach and ability to collaborate with specialist engineers and builders enables us to take unique and aesthetic ‘WOW’ factor designs from concept to reality.
The climbing spaces are designed with a holistic approach, including designing concepts for the facades/ windows and interior layouts to assist you and local Architect in developing the building in the most suitable way for the climbing experience, and to create a sense of flow and unity throughout the project. We work closely with you as well as the route setting team to ensure the designs provide great climbing experiences for the target market, providing fantastic route setting opportunity and flexibility.
Our climbing gym designs are produced by founder Michelle Wardle, who’s previous experience in architectural practice, climbing instruction, as well as extensive indoor and outdoor climbing provides the groundwork behind creating the aesthetic and functional visions.
We provide photorealistic visuals complete with modern holds and volumes, using the latest rendering software, to assist the design process and enable complete project understanding for the whole team during concept design.
Depending on the stage you're at, we often start with a feasibility study. The is a process of examining the site/ building space available, your budget and your requirements for the climbing walls, to determine what's possible within the project parameters.
If can be useful at this stage to produce visuals of example climbing walls in the space for funding or council planning purposes.
After the feasibility stage we move on to the concept design which involves producing your bespoke climbing wall design including the layout, shapes, angles, colours, check of any building constraints and budget checks.
The design and images can be used for fund raising purposes and marketing at this stage .
Once the concept design is complete there are several options available.
You can send the design and specifications out to tender, to the specialist builders of your choice, which allows a direct comparison between the different company cost, quality and lead times. Projects can also be split into different phases if one area is more suited to be provided by a certain manufacturer.
Once manufacturers are chosen we finalise the design based on any structural requirements of specific builders.
CNC Panel Construction Information
Should you wish to use local builders or your own team for installation, we can work with your local engineer to check the design works with their structural requirements. and we can provide the construction information for the plywood panels to be cut by CNC.
Using parametric software we can provide complete construction information for the plywood panels and include bespoke t-nut patterns, embossed logos, filleted edges, butt or mitre joins, engraved colour curves and joiner batten lengths. All the parts are optimised for efficient nesting and ready for cutting by CNC. We also provided you with the number of plywood sheets you need and number of t-nuts.
The software provides the ability to adjust parameters for the project specification to provide you with a complete bespoke solution.