FabriTec Structures has won the 2019 International Achievement Award in the tensile structures, > 2,300 square meters category from the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). The award-winning structure is the membrane building envelope FabriTec built for Allianz Field.
Allianz Field is a soccer stadium built for the Major League Soccer team Minnesota United FC in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The stadium features a serpentine steel structure wrapped in 93,540 square feet of a newly developed semi-transparent PTFE membrane building envelope. The building design includes the PTFE building envelope that appears reflective during daylight hours, and LED lighting integrated into the structure which allows the stadium to present a dynamic light show after dark.
“A complex part of the Allianz Field project,” says Claude Centner, Executive Vice President, “was manufacturing the fabric panels to fit the non-linear shape of the structure and the process of fitting the membrane to the superstructure during installation.”
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of member companies representing the international specialty fabrics marketplace. Member companies range in size from one-person shops to multinational corporations. Members’ products cover the broad spectrum of specialty fabrics and include fibers, fabrics, end products, equipment and hardware. IFAI is the largest, most comprehensive trade association serving this industry, and provides value to its members through trade shows and events, publications, and educational programs.