Rockaway Beachfront will get new Performance Space featuring a Birdair Tensile Membrane Structure
Expected to be completed in 2022, the performance space will be located in the plaza along Shorefront Parkway between Beach 94th Street and Beach 95th Street. It will feature a PVC tensile membrane structure shaped to emulate a clam shell design by Birdair. With a total combined plan area of 2,220 sq.ft., the 3 series of tensile canopies are identical in shape and will be a mix of PVC mesh and solid fabric.
The performance space will act as an entryway and hub to the Rockaway Boardwalk. It will be centrally located to nearby subway stations and will be directly across from the main parking lot nearby the Cross Bay Blvd Bridge. Nearby amenities include the beach and boardwalk, comfort stations, concession buildings, and other shorefront parkway recreational areas. Based on the Rockaway conceptual plan, the performance space is a part of a plan to rebuild a cohesive recreational space along Shorefront Parkway spanning from Beach 108th Street to Beach 73rd street.
Birdair's scope includes design-build of the supporting structural steel framing, PVC solid and mesh fabric membrane and the membrane attachment system.