The Civic Center Station is the main transportation hub for Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD). As part of a $31 million station revitalization project, Structurflex engineered, fabricated and installed three unique tensile membrane canopies made of PTFE-coated fiberglass. PTFE coated-fiberglass mesh on the underside of the canopies keeps birds from perching and nesting, while the PTFE coated-fiberglass membrane on the roof transforms into a glowing beacon of light at night. Structurflex provided pre-bid engineering design services and was subsequently chosen as the project vendor.
“$31 million Civic Center Station revamp features more buses and better security,” The Denver Post
“Iconic Design Feature Being Installed at RTD’s Civic Center Station,”Mile High CRE
Open Air Tensile Membrane Structure
Type 2b - PTFE Fiberglass Waterproof Membrane
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 […]