Tension Structures received an Award of Excellence for this project.


Just in time for the Spring Break rush, the Aquarium of the Pacific completely revamped their outdoor souvenir shop. What was once a dark, and dreary corrugated steel “Shark Shack” is now a brilliant sea shell shaped tension structure with an abundance of natural light.

The top cover measures approximately 41’ Wide by 29’ Projection is covered with Sheerfill V Architectural Membrane, which provides a shaded coverage area of 995 square feet. After business hours, the Clamshell Canopy conceals its merchandise with an 8’ High Traversing Curtain made of Firesist by Glen Raven, Inc.


Project Name: Aquarium of the Pacific
Project Location: Long Beach, CA
Year Completed: 2013
Membrane Type: Sheerfill V Architectural Fabric
Total Project Size: Approximately 41’ Wide x 29’ Projection