Structurflex’s Westlake Girls High School Sports Facility won the OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in the 2013 International Achievement Awards’ largest category – Tensile Structures, more than 2,300 square meters (24,756 square feet), and our Rydges Hotel Terrace Canopy picked up the award for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT in Tensioned Awnings and Canopies.
The awards are held annually to highlight truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics industry. The winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function.
The awards were announced on October 24th at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. IFAI received a total of 236 entries from 13 countries that were submitted for 29 categories in this year’s competition.
These two high profile awards are great recognition of the design and innovation excellence, and the commitment to inspired engineering of the Structurflex team.
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.
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 […]