Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures Inc. Saint Louis, MO

Project Details

Fabric 1

Ferrari TX30
Producer: Ferrari S.A.
Supplier: Trivantage LLC

Architect Company
SPACE Architecture + Design

Fabrication Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Project Manager Company
Doug Stricklan

Installation Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Please describe the project specifications

Custom Double Oval Canopy for a Pediatric Hospital outdoor nurse's station. Each oval is 33' 7" long made from 2" x 8" wall aluminum tubing. Oval fabric is white Ferrari TX30. Vertical fabric is Translucent Nite Light White 2604 with "C" track on base and stapled along top. This allows for the nurse’s station to be illuminated with natural sunlight. Horizontal support headers painted silver.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, a specialty extended-stay pediatric rehabilitation hospital created an outdoor recreation center. The outdoor area was designed not only to be enjoyed even by kids with the most severe and complicated medical conditions, but also to ensure their medical needs will continue to be met with a fully equipped outdoor nurses’ station. The hospital requested a canopy with a translucent fabric sunshade covering to protect necessary medical equipment needed during outdoor recreation events. The multi-purpose field was designed to be adaptive, accessible, barrier-free area for baseball, soccer and golf.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The double oval butterfly shaped aluminum canopy frame, main body opaque fabric and the eyebrow translucent fabric is a unique and complex design. The canopy is used for shade protection and allows light to filter into the nurse’s station.

What were the results of the project?

The ribbon cutting for the outdoor recreation and nurses’ station was a huge success with many patients, their families and staff in attendance. The kids were so happy to have the opportunity to participate in games to the best of their abilities. The hospital staff are thankful to have a covered nurse’s station that protects their medical equipment outdoors as needed for their patients.

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