Crowds of vivacious fans, gathered to cheer on their favorite local bands, will soon be greeted by a beautiful Birdair tensile membrane structure at Riverview Park in Shreveport, Louisiana. Owner Red River Waterway Commission and general contractor Carter Construction Co., Inc. have contracted Birdair to design, fabricate and install a custom open-air canopy for the amphitheater which overlooks Red River. The hypar-shaped, PTFE membrane canopy will enhance the view to the river stage backdrop and will provide weather protection and shading for the park stage.
Riverview Park is a beautiful, well-known and well-loved park in Shreveport. The iconic Rose Plaza features 35-foot tall steel roses along a 300-foot long floating dock. On any given summer day, children’s laughter echoes through the 200-foot water plaza, as dozens of children splash in the cascading waterfalls or attempt to dodge the mini geysers which shoot skyward thanks to 105 water jets. Soon, guests will also enjoy a variety of performances at the amphitheater topped with Birdair’s canopy. Building with PTFE tensile menbrane not only offers a signature look to the amphitheater but will also provide performers with much needed protection from the hot Louisiana sun. Birdair will work with Kevin Bryan Architect, LLC and Carter Construction Co., Inc. to complete the project next year.