Custom Beverage Canopy
This design won the IAA 2016 Outstanding Acheivement Award for Canopies<93 Square Meters
This is a custom designed canopy for the Miami Seaquarium. The structural dimensions are 37′-0″ x 10′-0″. The design, is a custom engineered compound arched structure. This canopy is anchored to the existing low structural wall already on site. The fabric was designed as a flat panel for easy removal in the event of a hurricane.
The client desired to have a canopy that would be used to serve beverages and food items for park visitors. They wanted the canopy to be attractive and easy to spot as guests walk from one venue to another.
The structural design of this canopy, follows the pattern of other recent projects that have been recently designed and installed by our company at the park. Engineering determined the size of the framing members used. The entire frame is bowed in both dimensions. Precise bending of all pipes was needed to achieve this custom design. This also meant that everything had to be patterned for the fabric cover. Installation had to be performed as early as possible in the morning and paused around the various show times, to not disturb patrons at the park.
The customer is extremely satisfied with the result. The canopy shelters the refreshment and food vendors below. It is colorful, attractive and blends in well with the other structures that we have installed. Park visitors now have easy access for refreshments in this location of the park, which is especially appreciated by all who are there.
Photos and detailed project descriptions of the winners are available at: http://iaa.ifai.com/projects/miami-seaquarium-refreshment-canopy/