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DENVER UNION STATION


Originally built in 1881, Denver’s Union Station modernization involved adding new spaces for new transportation modes, mixed-use development, and civic needs. Structurflex was responsible for designing, fabricating, and installing the vast tensile structure roof for the main train hall and separate canopies for passenger waiting and drop-off areas.

PTFE coated fiberglass and single-layer ETFE were used to create a structural roof that, while over 80,000 square feet in size, has an appearance of weightlessness. Sunlight is filtered through the roof to allow daylight in without the accompanying heat.

The overall modernization project consisted of eight separate structures, requiring a large project team of architects, engineers, contractors, steel fabricators, steel erectors, and other trades, led by famed architecture firm SOM. Coordinating and collaborating with various team members to deliver and install the tensile structure was crucial, especially with the number of other trades working on different parts of the project in the same physical space.

Press
“Tensile fabric structure transforms Denver Union Station,” Fabric Architecture Magazine

“New Trains in the Membrane,” Travel + Leisure

Related Blog Post
“Structurflex tension membrane structures contribute to the transformation of Denver’s new transportation hub”



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PTFE FABRIC ARCHITECTURE

LOCATION
Denver, Colorado, USA

SURFACE AREA
7,432M2 / 80,000FT2

FABRIC TYPE
PTFE COATED FIBERGLASS, SINGLE LAYER ETFE

ARCHITECT
SOM

CONTRACTOR
Kiewit Western Construction Company

DEVELOPER
Denver Union Station Project Authority

Landmark design-build project for historic train station.

LOCATIONS

Americas

APPLICATIONS

Municipal & NGO , Open Air , Transit

For more details contact info@structurflex.com

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