Panorama Tower is a mixed-use, 85-story skyscraper with luxury apartment rentals in downtown Miami. At 85 stories, it is currently the tallest building in both Miami and the state of Florida. In keeping with the resident-focused, high-end amenities offered to residents, Structurflex was engaged to design, engineer, fabricate and install a modern, translucent canopy to connect the main building with the adjacent parking garage. The 5,000 square-foot ETFE membrane is tensioned over painted structural steel using an aluminum extrusion adjustable framing system that sits on corbels extending from the building on either side of the canopy. The canopy allows light in while protecting residents from rain.
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 […]