Tensile Facades (also called textile, fabric or flexible facades) are an innovative, long lasting, cost effective alternative to traditional metal mesh façade screens (as low as a 1/3 of the cost). This exterior “2nd skin” building system acts as a screening or shading device. Tensile Façades can come in various forms and shapes and can span great distances with less structural support than traditional materials. It typically consists of an clean modern aluminum framing system, custom steel brackets (if required) and a cladding material that is either a tensile mesh, tensile membrane or tensile clear foil (Coated-PES, PTFE Fiberglass, or ETFE Foil). Many manufacturer cladding materials are 100% recyclable and have a minimum of a 10-year warranty and 18 to 30-year life expectancy.
Buildings featuring tensile structures have the ability to explore technology and form, ultimately resulting in structures that resonate with the community and complement existing architecture as well as the natural environment.
Structurflex systems are cost effective when compared to conventional structures, as their innovative form and inherent efficiencies lead to a reduction in the building materials required to build the structure.
As part of downtown Denver’s Civic Center Station revitalization project, Structurflex has engineered, fabricated and installed three unique tensile membrane canopies with PTFE-coated fiberglass. Scheduled to open in December, the Civic Center Station is the main transportation hub for the Denver RTD (Regional Transportation District). The PTFE coated-fiberglass membrane on the roof becomes a beacon […]Structurflex Americas and Structurflex New Zealand Celebrate Ward Parkway Restaurant Pavilion Grand Opening [PHOTOS]
On October 26, Structurflex Americas celebrated the grand opening of the Ward Parkway Restaurant Pavilion. Joining the Structurflex Americas team to observe the grand opening were Structurflex New Zealand’s Murray Higgs, Director, and Simon Higgs, Managing Director. The unseasonably warm and sunny day allowed guests to experience firsthand the solar glare and heat reduction provided […]