Mobile shade

June 1, 2016

The People’s Canopy brings sun and weather protection to the people. Imagine a massive bright red, two-story canopy heading toward you on multiple bicycles. Sound like something out of the movies? Well, it’s no fantasy. Called the People’s Canopy, the structure was commissioned by the city of Preston in the United Kingdom, working with In …

Iconic shade intervals

December 1, 2015

Tensile fabric canopies form partial tunnels to protect from the elements To connect the city parks along the Hillsborough River, the city of Tampa, Fla., wanted an iconic centerpiece that would attract joggers, bikers and visitors to the area when designing its Riverwalk project. Span Systems Inc., Manchester, N.H., was tasked with bringing the design …

Transit passenger shade

November 1, 2015

Tension fabric panels mark new rail extension The Valley Metro Rail Line in Mesa, Ariz., recently expanded its light rail transit (LRT) service to four new stations and a park-and-ride facility along a 3.1-mile route. The Central Mesa LRT Extension went “live” on Aug. 22, but not without a coherent identity and amenities for the …