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 PTFE fiberglass fabric panels suspended from a series of steel trusses. Each truss spans nearly 200 feet from south to north. The PTFE fabric roof allows natural light to enter the space without also allowing in heat, and maximizes natural ventilation to keep guests cool without artificial air conditioning. At night, the PTFE helps to create a dramatic effect with colored LED lights. The roof’s structure rises to create a ceiling that reaches 70 feet at the apex of the amphitheater. The PTFE fabric panels can withstand winds up to 135 mph. The amphitheater features a main floor that can seat up to 4,000 and a mezzanine and balcony, which can each seat up to 1,000.
Architect of Record
Hunt Construction Group
We are pleased to have collaborated with KieranTimberlake and the outfit of a parking structure on the Rice University Campus. In their blog post, they describe the concepts they employed to create an iconic sculptural element. For more details see the KieranTimberlake blog post.The Increasing Importance of Durability
While tensile fabric has several distinct advantages over more traditional materials like glass, one of the most important may be its ability to withstand severe weather events. Our tensile structures and tensile facades in Miami, Jacksonville, Houston, Fort Worth, Waco, and Atlanta did not sustain any damage or require any repair despite enduring events ranging […]