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General information

  • Location address
    NE 1st Ave, Miami, Florida
  • Location country
    United States
  • Year of construction
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Kast Construction
  • Function of building
    Vehicle services
  • Degree of enclosure
    Open structure
  • Climatic zone
    Tropical - hot and wet all year
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Sun protection
    • Wind protection


Car parks are often wrapped in costly façades of metal sheets for example. These common façade systems usually trigger an elaborate ventilation effort. Having a textile wrap with considerable open area means that the client can save a lot of effort and money on ventilation systems. The textile façade does not count as an enclosure and hence the air ventilates freely.

The multi storey car park was designed by Stantec, the internationally operating interdisciplinary engineering and design firm. Together with the façade experts from structurflex they developed the design and colour concept for the tensioned façade. It is made of Mehler Texnologies TF400 vinyl coated polyester mesh. The tensile façade was installed in 2018.

FlexFaçades by structurflex is a specialist in tensile fabric façades and fabric cladding. The distinguished façade of the Miami car park provides protection from wind and solar glare. The façade in different shades of grey wraps the main visual parts of the building. At the same time people can still easily look to the outside.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Valmex® TF400

Main dimensions and form

  • Form entire structure
    Flat appearance

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure

Involved companies