Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to the Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake. The roof of the 25,000-seat stadium was designed by the architects to be an iconic rolling canopy whose shape referenced the surrounding Wasatch Mountains. Fabricated from 70,000 square feet of PTFE-coated fiberglass, the roof’s translucency screens out UV and excess heat while still allowing natural light to reach seating areas. At night, the membrane becomes a stage for dramatic lighting effects that add visual excitement to the playing field. Lighting and speakers are embedded in the canopy, eliminating the need for lighting towers that would have cast shadows on the field and impeded television coverage of games. The PTFE membrane is highly durable and inherently sheds dirt and debris, ensuring it will look good for decades to come.
Structurflex worked with the architects from early concept stages through installation. By incorporating unique and flexible detailing, the roof installation was completed ahead of schedule, with no compromise in performance.
“European touches create the Real thing in Utah,” SportsBusiness Daily Global Journal
“Rio Tinto Stadium reflects local support and pride,” Fabric Architecture Magazine
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 […]