The Beach Club Hallandale
The Beachwalk, a new luxury condominium development at Hallendale Beach, near Miami,
needed a protective cover for a terrace that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The client
requested a 25‐ft‐by‐70‐ft‐wide En‐Fold combination shade/rain canopy for a second floor
terrace used by the bar/restaurant at the condo’s private beach club.
The client’s budget and timeframe were extremely tight with an urgency tied to a
ceremonial grand opening that would be webcast live as part of a luxury home show. To fit
the budget and the compressed construction time, the number of drive beams was reduced
from four to three and the width of fabric canopy cut back to 60 ft. Designed for a wind load
of 20psf, the canopy has an automated sensor that retracts in case of severe weather.
The En‐Fold retractable canopy blends beautifully with the clean, modern façade of the
South Florida architecture and provides a comfortable, and consistently reliable climate
protective setting for residents and their guests.
Location: Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Completion date: June 2015
Project scope: Design, supply and installation supervision
Client: The Related Group
Engineer of record:Lane Structural Engineering
Steel fabricator: Awnings of Hollywood
Fabric fabricator/Installer: Awnings of Hollywood
General Contractor: HRC Construction Corp.
- Plan area: 1,500‐sq ft
- Design wind load: 20psf
- Number of Units: 1
- Unit:En‐Fold retractable canopy
- Extension: 25 ft
- Width: 60-ft
- Number of drive beams: 3
- Fabric: Sefar Tenara® 4T40