Soho Beach House
Operable Fabric Roofs
The Soho Beach House Hotel, offering 44 rooms, 6 suites, a pool, and a view of the beach on the site of the historic Sovereign hotel, was outfitted with some special protection for its guests.
Cecconi’s Garden, a restaurant on the 1st floor, features a retractable fabric awning to complement the canopy of trees. A similar fabric roof was also installed on the 2nd floor to cover the Club Bar. Diners at the restaurant and bar can enjoy the ocean views and tropical Florida weather while surrounded by a lush garden and protected by the awning above.
To protect the hotel’s investment for its guests, the awnings are designed to operate quickly and to automatically retract in cases of severe weather.
Designing an awning while maintaining the historic charm of the hotel was no problem for the design team and for Uni-Systems. The protective fabric spares guests from troublesome showers, while adding a little character to an already iconic building.Contact
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Scope of Work: Design, Fabricate, Install
Project Engineer: John Lanari
Project Client: Claro Development
Architect: Shulman + Associates
General Contractor: Moss and Associates
Structural Engineer: Uni-Systems