Structure Type: Covered Walkway
Project Size: 1,500 sqft
Material: PTFE Membrane
Location: Alameda, CA
Completion Date: Oct 2020
Owner: City of Alameda
General Contractor: Power Engineering Construction Co.
Architect: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Structural Engineer: Power Engineering Construction Co.
Photo credits: Richard Bangert & Billy Hustace
Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal is an expansion of the San Francisco Bay Ferry transit system. The new ferry terminal connects Alameda with other Bay area destinations like San Francisco and Oakland. The PTFE-covered tensile membrane structure provides coverage over the area where passengers will queue to board the ferry. The fabric structure draws design inspiration from the waves of the very bay where it was built.
Learn how this structure survives the coastal winds in our LEARN article: Can Tensile Structures Handle The Snow Or Wind In My Area?