Multi storey car park Miami Midtown 8 Tower
NE 1st Ave, Miami, Florida
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Tropical - hot and wet all year
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- 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.
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