Miami Awning Co. | Miami, Fla., United States
This elliptical entrance awning, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the commercial awnings category of the 2007 International Achievement Awards, is for the sales center of a new housing community located near an airport in Miami, Fla. Low-flying planes are a common occurrence, and the client wanted to incorporate this theme into the entrance by installing an awning that symbolizes an airplane wing. The structure is made of galvanized steel and fully enclosed in reinforced white vinyl. The frame is connected to the wing walls with four wall plates. It is pitched back 1.2m toward the sales center to allow rain runoff to collect in the gutter. The fabric cover is in two pieces, with a seamless underside and sides. It is anchored and cantilevered solely off the side walls and is totally isolated from the sales center.