To be able to host the opening ceremony and first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil needed to add over 16,000 seats. Structurflex fabricated and installed a PVC membrane ceiling above the stands and below the stadium roof, to protect those seats from heat and direct sunlight.
To achieve the architect’s vision of a smooth and seamless visible surface, the membrane material was installed from the underside of the roof’s steel structure. Structurflex designed, tested and manufactured a custom extrusion to facilitate the installation.
An expedited construction schedule and worldwide media attention meant zero margin for re-work or delay. Structurflex assembled a team of expert installers to safely attach the custom extrusions and install the membrane ceiling. Despite the short timeframe and initial language barriers, both the tensile membrane and the supporting structure were installed correctly and on time.
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 […]