Today’s shoppers want an experience. With the ease of online shopping, retail centers across the country are working to create that experience in a number of different ways. Many of our clients have discovered that tension fabric structures add the perfect blend of luxury, aesthetic appeal, and functionality to their customer’s shopping adventure.
Regardless of whether your retail center has a more traditional indoor mall design or an open-air, park-like feel, tension fabric structures can add incredible value and style to your property.
Embrace Generous Daylight
Especially in warmer climates that often have outdoor malls, providing shade is essential for the comfort of your guests. Tension fabric structures can cover large expanses or smaller sitting areas while embracing the daylight. The PVC or PTFE-coated membranes diffuse the natural light while blocking harmful UV rays. This give your shoppers a comfortable place to recharge before heading back into the stores.
Provide Weather Protection
Whether discussing designs for the entryway into your building, a waiting area or valet stand, or outdoor seating areas, tension fabric structures provide your shoppers with much welcomed protection from inclement weather. Tension structures have the ability to span long distances with minimal structural support, making them one of the most versatile options for a weather barrier.
Design Signature Aesthetics
With nearly endless design opportunities, you can create iconic structures and truly unique aesthetics that leave a lasting impression on your shoppers. From tensile facades that can wrap the exterior of the building to functional artistic structures, tension fabric structures add a sense of style to your property unlike anything else. Lighting designers can then incorporate LED up-lighting to transform your property’s evening aesthetics, adding a soft glow to the membrane or more dramatic visuals.
Are Tension Fabric Structures Right for Your Project?
In the Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries, we specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of structurally complex and creatively challenging commercial, government, and prototype design projects. We provide expertise and support for architects, landscape designers, general contractors, and property owners to develop their custom tensile membrane project ideas and construct iconic structures.
Explore the options for your next project. Contact one of our experts today by calling 800-422-6827.