Project Details

Fabric 1

Soltis W96
Producer: Ferrari S.A.
Supplier: Corradi

Design Name
Daniel Rielly

Design Company

Fabrication Name
Daniel Rielly

Fabrication Company

Project Manager Name
Gus Rotella

Project Manager Company

Installation Name
Joseph Reilly

Installation Company

Please describe the project specifications

This project consists of (6) motorized retractable canopies designed with custom framing; that replace umbrellas, along the waterfront of Lemongrass Restaurant that is being renovated. The canopy system is 85’-9 ½” long and projects 13’-6” and have a clearance at the front of 7’-9” in height. The retractable canopies follow the same slope as the newly installed fixed canopies that were installed in the corners of the building behind them. Both the fixed awnings and retractable canopies were designed to nicely work with the architectural style of the building. Fabric for the motorized retractable canopies is Ferrari Soltis W96 in white.

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

The client is renovating the restaurant and wanted to make use of the area where they were previously using umbrellas. They wanted to expand the outdoor seating area and have a reliable shade and weather solution for their patrons. They wanted a solution that would maximize their dining space and maximize the spectacular waterfront view, while blending well with the architectural features of the building and resort.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The restaurant renovation called for new stationary canopies behind the motorized retractable canopies. The two elements would need to be blended to work with the architectural features of the building. A custom built large aluminum truss was designed and placed at the edge of the fixed canopies to serve as an attachment point for the six motorized retractable iridium canopy units. The scope of the project necessitated precise measurements, fabrication and coordination for all of the elements of the project. Modular design was needed for the framework to be shipped to the project site and for ease of installation. All frame work was precisely detailed, labeled and powder coated with a textured white finish. The motorized units can be opened in unison or one at a time.

What were the results of the project?

The resort is delighted with the new shade and weather solution for their soon to be opened outdoor restaurant area. The motorized canopies provide a real solution to their needs. Patrons of the restaurant will be able to leisurely enjoy their dining experience in the comfort of shade without having to worry about the weather. Guests can enjoy dining under the sun or stars when the weather is great or under protection if it is raining or very sunny. Guests coming to this gorgeous resort will be able to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Caribbean, while dining in comfort throughout the year!

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