For the Honolulu Rail Transit light metro system, Structurflex fabricated and installed two tensile membrane canopies totaling nearly 10,000 square feet at Middle Street Station in Honolulu. The canopies were designed to represent the sails of Hōkūleʻa, the renowned replica of traditional Polynesian voyaging canoes and symbol of Hawaii. The 50-foot station platform presented a […]
For the Honolulu Rail Transit light metro system, Structurflex fabricated and installed tensile membrane canopies at three of the stations that make up the Farrington segment of the line: Hōʻaeʻae, Pouhala, and Hālaulani. Eight PTFE canopies totaling 32,000 square feet were installed on the route parallel to the Farrington Highway on the west side of […]
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 […]
Daily’s Place is a two-pronged project that consists of an amphitheater and an indoor football practice field, both connected to EverBank Field football stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. The first phase is the Daily’s Place “flex field,” a 94,000 square-foot indoor practice area for the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. The flex field includes a regulation-sized football […]
The Mid-American Energy Stage formerly known as the Fairview Stage is the most recent addition to the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. This unique outdoor performance venue used inventive geometry to accentuate the canopy that protects the performers. The structure reaches out across like wings protecting the audience from the Western sun […]
Unique canopy gives soccer stadium an aesthetic point of difference
Landmark design-build project for historic train station.
The Smokey Point Transit Center is a unique solution to a common community need for convenient and safe public transportation. It offers bus transit routes accessing cities and towns in northern Snohomish County, Washington. It is a high-use and low-maintenance facility that will serve as a transit hub for many years to come. The tensioned fabric roofing […]
Spectacular shade canopy for Singapore swimming pool
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 […]