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 second phase of Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida is now complete: a 94,000 square- foot indoor practice “flex field.” The flex field includes a regulation-sized football field that will make it possible for the Jacksonville Jaguars football team to practice on the field year-round. Five cameras are installed throughout so the team can film […]Rice University Parking Garage Progress
The installation of the tensile mesh facade on the Rice University parking garage in Houston, Texas is underway. Located south of Allen Center, the seven-story, 159,500 sq ft parking garage will be clad in an extremely strong coated PES tensile mesh screening custom printed to realize the architects’ vision. Project architect KieranTimberlake wanted the appearance […]