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Juvia, a high-end restaurant located high above busy Lincoln Road on Miami Beach, is the first place where Uni-Systems installed the En-Fold retractable fabric awning. Spanning 54’ of Juvia’s outdoor terrace, the awning assures that patrons will enjoy consistent comfort and stunning views of Miami Beach - even in the case of inclement weather.

Featuring SEFAR’s Tenara architectural fabric, En-Fold deploys to transform Juvia’s outdoor terrace into an intimate space at the push of a button. The awning can withstand 50 mile per hour winds when fully tensioned, and features a slight incline to shed rain away from the terrace and to prevent any rainwater from pooling on the fabric panels. When the awning is open, the fabric panels are retracted fully out of view from the patrons below.

En-Fold provides Juvia with the flexibility of an outdoor space with the ability to protect against the elements when the need arises. Juvia’s guests can enjoy the food, atmostphere and the view without concerns about Miami’s weather.

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Project Information

Client: 
1111 Rooftop, LLC
Completion Date: 
04/2012
Project Scope: 
Design, Supply and Installation
Project Engineer: 
Justin Waldron, Uni-Systems
Project Manager: 
Rob Dengler, Uni-Systems
Architect/Designer: 
Alejandro Barrios Carrero / Charles H. Benson & Associates, Architects, P.A.
Engineer of Record: 
Uni-Systems
Fabric Fabricator: 
Soper’s Engineered Fabric Solutions
Steel Fabricator: 
Weldtec & Fab Inc. (Structural Fabricator)
Installer: 
Florida Roofing Solutions, Inc.
Plan Area: 
1998 sq ft
Design Wind Load: 
20 psf
En‐Fold Retractable Canopy: 

Surface Area: 1998 sq ft

Extension: 53’-6”

Width: 37’

Number of Drive Beams: 3

Fabric: Sefar Tenara® 4T40

Fabric Pretension: 10 lbs. per inch