«
»

RENO FREIGHT HOUSE


THE CHALLENGE – MAKE A MEMBRANE THAT DOES THE JOB OF GLASS FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST

The Freight House District is a year-round entertainment complex attached to the Aces Ballpark in east downtown Reno, Las Vegas. It hosts concerts, festivals and other attractions throughout the year. The project’s architect had envisaged a glass canopy for the all-weather entertainment area; however, the project managers quickly identified that glass would be too costly. Aside from the high material costs, glass is heavy and requires more structural steel for support.

Structurflex embraced the task of adapting the canopy concept to ETFE film, which is significantly less expensive and provides the required shelter without limiting natural light. Our experience with KC Live, a project that had involved the same architect, gave everyone confidence that our team would deliver an excellent outcome.

THE SOLUTION – A GROUND-BREAKING MEMBRANE STRUCTURE TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL VISION

We were determined to insure the decision to use ETFE wouldn’t be seen as a cost-cutting compromise, so project-specific detailing was developed to enable a virtually-flat membrane that would resemble glass. Our team used cables that clip onto purlins in the transverse direction – an innovation new to the tensile membrane world.

Structurflex maintained control of the complete process: design and engineering, coordination with other trades, and supervision of the steel erection process, as well as supply and installation of the membrane system.

The resulting roof provides sun and rain protection, while also defining the outdoor entertainment space. It has been highly praised by performers, patrons and tenants.



Download Project Profile

ETFE FABRIC ARCHITECTURE

LOCATION
Reno, Nevada, USA

SURFACE AREA
789M2 / 8,500FT2

FABRIC TYPE
ETFE - SINGLE LAYER

ARCHITECT
Beyer Blinder Belle

CONTRACTOR
Devcon Construction, Inc.

DEVELOPER
Nevada Land, LLC

ETFE cover for Reno's new entertainment district

LOCATIONS

Americas

APPLICATIONS

Entertainment , Open Air

For more details contact info@structurflex.com

BLOG

Structurflex Americas and Structurflex New Zealand Celebrate Ward Parkway Restaurant Pavilion Grand Opening [PHOTOS]

On October 26, Structurflex Americas celebrated the grand opening of the Ward Parkway Restaurant Pavilion. Joining the Structurflex Americas team to observe the grand opening were Structurflex New Zealand’s Murray Higgs, Director, and Simon Higgs, Managing Director. The unseasonably warm and sunny day allowed guests to experience firsthand the solar glare and heat reduction provided […]

Ward Parkway Center Restaurant Pavilion Grand Opening Scheduled for October 26

On October 26 at 10 am, Ward Parkway Center in Kansas City, Missouri will host the grand opening of its Restaurant Pavilion, featuring five restaurant spaces and a 22,235 square-foot pedestrian plaza. Unique in the region, the pedestrian pavilion will provide patrons with opportunities for outdoor dining, gathering, recreation, and entertainment. To provide guests with […]

facebook googleplus instagram linkedin twitter

© 2017 Structurflex

Covertex / Structurflex (NZ)