The Ward Parkway Center Restaurant Pavilion is a 22,235 square-foot pedestrian pavilion that features a restaurant complex adjacent to the existing Ward Parkway Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Structurflex designed, engineered, fabricated, and installed an ETFE canopy structure to cover the pavilion and provide guests with a comfortable and enjoyable experience in a variety of climates and weather conditions. At 1% the weight of glass, ETFE is an economical alternative to glass that allows natural light in while reducing heat and glare. ETFE is self-cleaning, due to its smooth, non-adhesive surface, and its ability to wear well over time made it the perfect solution for this outdoor, heavily trafficked venue.
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