Structure Type: Ridge valley PTFE canopy
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Material: PTFE
Location: Miami, Florida
Completion Date: 2017
Market Segment: Event & Entertainment Facilities
Owner: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
General Contractor: Skanska U.S.
Architect: Grimshaw Architects

Photo credits: Ray Sherman

FabriTec Structures joined Grimshaw Architects and Skanska USA Building in the design and construction of a frame-supported PTFE tension fabric structure atop the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami-Dade County. The museum was built to LEED standards with the ability to harvest energy from water, sun and wind sources to power exhibits that include a 600,000-gallon aquarium, 3-D planetarium, cafes, and other interactive exhibits.

2018 Outstanding Achievement
Tensile Structures, 600 – 2300 square meters (6,458 – 24,756 square feet)
IFAI International Achievement Awards

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