The Mid-American Energy Stage formerly known as the Fairview Stage is the most recent addition to the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. This unique outdoor performance venue used inventive geometry to accentuate the canopy that protects the performers. The structure reaches out across like wings protecting the audience from the Western sun in the afternoon. The stage hosts the free entertainment for the State Fair every summer, including local and national performers. The venue includes fixed seats on concrete and sufficient ADA access ability. Structurflex played an essential role to ensure the final engineering and fabrication of the canopy met the owner’s needs. Structurflex was in close communication with the design team to ensure that the PTFE membrane was completed the 2016 opening ceremony.
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 […]