Location: Santa Fe, NM
Fabric Type: PTFE
Project Size: 4,775 sqft
Architect: H3 Hardy Architecture
Architect: FTL Design Engineering Studio
Owner: City of Santa Fe
General Contractor: Harris Consultants, LLC
Completion Date: 2008
FabriTec Structures, in collaboration with FTL Design and H3 Hardy Architecture, unveiled this stunning tensile fabric structure at the Santa Fe Opera House in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The custom structure is an addition to the cantina food service and outdoor dining facility which seats up to 175 people. The design of the structure was integrated with the cantina building and supported on one side by the special truss columns and building structure, and on the other side by post and cables opening to eastern views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The tensile structure also collects rainwater, which is stored in a 12,000 gallon cistern and re-used for site irrigation. FabriTec received an Award of Excellence for the project in the 2008 Industrial Achievement Awards (IAA) sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International.