Custom Design Canopies
Miami Seaquarium was creating a new exhibit for their newest members, African Penguins, at the new Penguin Isle. They wanted a framed fabric structure that would have design appeal and attract the public also providing protection from the hot tropical sun for both the penguins and visitors. This project features a set of custom engineered canopies for the new Penguin Isle exhibit for the Miami Seaquarium. The canopies are designed to provide protection for the new penguin habitat that has a 800 sq. ft. tank with a rocky dry area and an adjoining 9,000 gallon pool. The canopies are covered with Ferrari 502 Lagoon Blue and made with schedule 40 galvanized steel.
The penguins and keepers are extremely pleased and satisfied with the new shade. The canopies make for an attractive exhibit, provide the penguins and visitors with the needed shelter and make an environment that is both educational and stimulating. This really allows guests to enjoy interacting with the penguins. The client is looking forward to recreating this design concept for future canopy projects.