THE CHALLENGE – TURNING A BLANK SLATE INTO A MAGNIFICENT EVENT SPACE
Having already earned the trust of this customer with successful work for the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Structurflex was given a great deal of creative freedom for this self-contained event space. The brief was to design, fabricate and install a fully enclosed and climate-controlled outdoor pavilion, complete with HVAC systems, thermal insulation and lighting. Timing was tight – four months from inception to opening day – and the design had to pass a strict city council approval process before fabrication could begin.
THE SOLUTION – CLASSICALLY-PROPORTIONED PAVILION THAT’S NATURALLY LIGHT AND BRIGHT
Beginning with little more than a few photographs and the dimensions of available area, the Structurflex design team developed a concept that would wow the event market, while also meeting the requirements of the local city council. Structurflex took responsibility for concept development, design development, construction drawings, full engineering (steel, membrane and foundations), as well as supply, fabrication and installation of all materials. The resulting pavilion provides a comfortable and attractive environment for users, maximizes natural light, allows easy transition to the outdoors, and can be used at all times of the year. The space is also convertible to allow for both indoor and outdoor events. The front wall is totally retractable. This project was completed on time, within the client’s budget, and without any design changes. The new event space has become the ‘cool’ new place for weddings in the Coachella Valley. It has also hosted a trade event for hospitality and event planners and attendees were unanimously impressed. This project was featured in Fabric Architecture magazine.
PVC-PES TENSION MEMBRANE
COMPLETED IN 2013
Indian Wells, California, USA
OUTER: PVC-PES FERRARI 1002 T2
INNER: HIRAOKA SUNDREAM COOL
All-weather, convertible event space for leading golf resort.
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