The owners of the prestigious Bal Harbour Shops chose to bring adaptability to the building’s inner courtyard, an event space, and the connector between the shopping center and the multilevel parking/office structure.
With a simple wireless remote control, the En-Fold® is deployed across the courtyard space and is tensioned using a patent-pending belt drive system. Strong architectural fabric panels shield the area below from inclement weather or harsh sunlight. The En-Fold® can withstand 30 psf wind load when fully tensioned, and is installed at an incline to shed rainwater and prevent water from pooling on the fabric panels.
With the addition of the En-Fold®, the restaurant owners and event planners can take advantage of the inner courtyard, while assuring that guests will enjoy a consistently comfortable environment—all with the push of a button.
The En-Fold® for Bal Harbour won a 2014 Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Outstanding Achievement Award in the Commercial Retractable Awnings & Canopies category at the International Achievement Awards.
Surface Area: 4160 sq ft
Number of Drive Beams: 5
Fabric: Sefar Tenara® 4T40
Fabric Pretension: 10 lbs. per inch