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MUSKOGEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER


THE CHALLENGE – PROVIDE SHELTER FOR PATIENTS AND VISITORS WHILE ENHANCING MAIN ENTRANCE

The Muskogee Regional Medical Center provides courteous, compassionate and cost-effective healthcare to the citizens of the greater Muskogee, Oklahoma area. In 2007, the center’s management decided to make the its main drop-off zone more user-friendly with the addition of entrance canopies.

THE SOLUTION – AN EYE-CATCHING SERIES OF INTERSECTING ARCHES

Structurflex designed two PTFE-coated membrane canopy structures that offer an organic metaphor suggesting life and health. The canopies, which each consist of three inverted cones, adorn a conventional entrance to give the center a contemporary look and feel. Supported by structural columns, the highly complex steel geometry incorporates intersecting arches for all primary structural elements.

Each element was computer modeled and detailed for seamless installation in the field. Connections are made with custom made high-strength stainless steel fittings and hardware. Rainfall is channelled into an integrated downspout that links into a storm drain under the main drive. The soft shape and translucency of the membrane delivers visual appeal that is unrivalled by other more conventional building materials.



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PTFE TENSION MEMBRANE STRUCTURE

COMPLETED IN 2006

LOCATION
Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA

FABRIC AREA
278M2 / 3000FT2

FABRIC TYPE
PTFE - SHEERFILL V

ARCHITECT Fritz Bailey Architects

Medical center entrance canopies make a dramatic statement

LOCATIONS

Americas

APPLICATIONS

Building Envelope , Hospitals & Health Care

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