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DENVER UNION STATION


THE CHALLENGE – COMPLEX PROJECT WITH A LARGE DESIGN-ENGINEER-BUILD TEAM

Denver’s Union Station, which dates back to 1881, has been undergoing a massive $500 million renovation since 2009. The station has added new commuter rail, Amtrak, light rail and bus terminals, 1.35 million square feet of mixed-use development, and new civic spaces. The station is a very important part of Denver’s vibrant urban core.

The scope of work was large, comprising eight different structures. Structurflex joined the project to design and deliver a vast membrane roof for the train hall structure and canopies for waiting and drop-off areas. Structurflex specialists were part of a large team that included world-class architects SOM, engineers, contractors, steel fabricators, steel erectors, and other trades. Challenges faced include a large amount of design development and coordination, engineering, intricate detailing coordination, fabrication schedules and installation while other trades were working in the same area.

THE SOLUTION – CONSTANT COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION WITH ALL TEAM MEMBERS

Recognizing that constant coordination with all parties was necessary to achieve problem-free progress, the Structurflex team attended many meetings, conference calls, and web conferences. Structurflex also maintained direct lines of communication with the engineer, architect, general contractor, steel fabricator, and steel erector. During the project, Structurflex’s ability to work within a team and stay on top of every facet of execution has been highly praised by other team members.

Press
“Tensile fabric structure transforms Denver Union Station,” Fabric Architecture Magazine

“New Trains in the Membrane,” Travel + Leisure



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PTFE FABRIC ARCHITECTURE

COMPLETED IN 2009-2013

LOCATION
Denver, Colorado, USA

FABRIC AREA
7,432M2 / 80,000FT2

FABRIC TYPE
PTFE COATED FIBERGLASS, SINGLE LAYER ETFE

ARCHITECT SOM

Landmark design-build project for historic train station.

LOCATIONS

Americas

APPLICATIONS

Municipal & NGO , Open Air , Transit

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