A uniquely designed, 1,994-car parking garage on an innovative corporate campus required a canopy that could measure up. Structurflex engineered a canopy that connects two 60-foot parking bays and reduces rainfall on the lower plaza areas, which serve as outdoor courtyards and recreational areas. The canopy adds another architectural design element to the garage and advances the architects’ vision of redefining how people think about parking structures.
The steel structure was fabricated and painted in the midwest and shipped to the west coast site. The framework was erected by local iron workers and Structurflex installed the ETFE canopy membrane.
Photos by Jeremy Bittermann / JBSA.
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 […]