KC Live! in Kansas City, Missouri is the Midwest’s premier entertainment destination. It encompasses an entire city block with two levels of taverns, nightspots and world-class restaurants, and includes a concert stage where internationally-known artists play to the masses during the warm summer months.
Designing, engineering and constructing such a large structure presented a challenge, especially when faced with strict budget regulations. Structurflex delivered.
The KC Live! ETFE Canopy was a huge milestone for Structurflex, because it was the first single-layer ETFE canopy in North America. We designed, developed and detailed the entire system so it could provide low-level shading and protection from the elements to the people under it. The real star of the entertainment district is the LED light system that plays of the silver frit applied under the membrane. The frit screens out ultraviolet rays and reduces solar gain.
A traditional metal roof is much heavier than ETFE, and thus, requires much more steel for structural support. Our structure required 35 percent less steel than traditional building materials, and when compared to glass, cost 50 percent less.
The latest place to see our work is Jacksonville, Florida, at the newly opened Daily’s Place Amphitheater. Daily’s Place seats 5,500 people and is connected to both EverBank Field football stadium and a brand new 94,000 square foot indoor football practice field. The exterior structure of Daily’s Place is formed from 67,000 square feet of […]Tropical Rain Forest in Buffalo, New York
Buffalo, New York is pretty far from the tropics. Structurflex provided the ETFE triple-layer architecture that made it possible to recreate a tropical rain forest in upstate New York. SOUTH AMERICAN CLIMATE EXTREMES INDOORS Structurflex met the challenge of creating the weather extremes of an Amazonian rain forest in upstate New York — a place […]