KC Live! in Kansas City, Missouri is the Midwest’s premier entertainment destination. It encompasses an entire city block with two levels of taverns, nightspots and world-class restaurants, and includes a concert stage where internationally-known artists play to the masses during the warm summer months.
Designing, engineering and constructing such a large structure presented a challenge, especially when faced with strict budget regulations. Structurflex delivered.
The KC Live! ETFE Canopy was a huge milestone for Structurflex, because it was the first single-layer ETFE canopy in North America. We designed, developed and detailed the entire system so it could provide low-level shading and protection from the elements to the people under it. The real star of the entertainment district is the LED light system that plays of the silver frit applied under the membrane. The frit screens out ultraviolet rays and reduces solar gain.
A traditional metal roof is much heavier than ETFE, and thus, requires much more steel for structural support. Our structure required 35 percent less steel than traditional building materials, and when compared to glass, cost 50 percent less.
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 […]Ward Parkway Center Restaurant Pavilion Grand Opening Scheduled for October 26
On October 26 at 10 am, Ward Parkway Center in Kansas City, Missouri will host the grand opening of its Restaurant Pavilion, featuring five restaurant spaces and a 22,235 square-foot pedestrian plaza. Unique in the region, the pedestrian pavilion will provide patrons with opportunities for outdoor dining, gathering, recreation, and entertainment. To provide guests with […]