The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Rooftop Canopy is an open-air structure that sits atop the existing roof terrace. The second-floor canopy roof is made up of 2 layers of ETFE cladding (Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene) that is fabricated into cushions (or pillows) that are pressurized with air. These cushions are translucent and allow light to pass through and also be reflected upon to create unique visual effects. The overall plan area of the clear-span canopy is 7,500 square feet. The wide-open space is ideal for accommodating many different functions inducing performances, dining, and other events. The rooftop canopy sits right outside the existing café allowing guests to eat under the canopy and enjoy the outdoors. The curved steel design allows easy access from all sides of the canopy. The canopy structure is a striking and dynamic solution for the needs of the museum.
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 […]