Birdair Builds Replica Canopy for Pritzker Architecture Prize Ceremony
The 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize ceremony honoring architect Frei Otto was held May 16th beneath a Birdair open-air, hyperbola shaped, 1,000-square-foot PVC membrane structure, designed as a replica of a stunning, 1955 Frei Otto canopy design. Birdair was honored to design and build the canopy for the ceremony, which took place in Miami Beach at the New World Center, a venue designed by 1989 Pritzker Prize Laureate Frank Gehry.
About the Award
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Completion Date: 2015
The Domain Mall in Austin Gets Iconic Renovation with Birdair
Situated in a beautiful park-like setting, The Domain Mall features 100 upscale and mainstream retail stores and restaurants, almost half of which are exclusive within the market. A sampling of retailers includes high-end boutiques such as David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co.
Location: Austin, TX
Completion Date: February 2015
Birdair to provide same PTFE designed Canopies for the Northwest Extension of Valley Metro Light Rail
Birdair is currently underway in the field installing 54 new canopy structures for Northwest Extension of the Valley Metro Light Rail featuring PTFE fiberglass membrane. Birdair's scope included design, fabrication, supply and installation of the PTFE membrane, cables, structural steel arms, and clamping.
These canopies are utilizing the same design that Birdair previously designed and built back in 2006.
Location: Phoenix, AR
Completion Date: 2015
Birdair Expertise Tapped for New Atlanta Stadium
AMB Sports & Entertainment (AMBSE) has selected Birdair as the specialty contractor for the roof pillow system and facade solution for the new Atlanta stadium. The new state-of-the-art facility, set to open in 2017, will be home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta, and will host concerts, conventions and other marquee sports and entertainment events.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Completion Date: 2017
June 17, 2015
Sometimes the best way to replace a deserted historic landmark is with a new community-centered space. The Seaside Park and Community Arts Center is a new development aimed at making Coney Island, New York, more of a year-round destination.
June 04, 2015
The 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize ceremony honoring architect Frei Otto was held May 16th beneath a Birdair open-air, hyperbola shaped, 1,000-square-foot PVC membrane structure, designed as a replica of a stunning, 1955 Frei Otto canopy design. Birdair was honored to design and build the canopy for the ceremony, which took place in Miami Be
Birdair has teamed up with Hanley Wood University to offer CE credits on two Tensile Architecture topics. The courses, "An Introduction to ETFE Architecture" and "From Idea to Icon-Designing and Building with Tensile Architecture," are both available for one course credit each. Visit HanleyWoodUniversity.com to learn more.