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Shelter-Rite® Protects Tennis Courts at the University of Tennessee

Shelter-Rite on Jul 5, 2016 3:26:00 PM

Air dome still performing 20+ years.


 University of Tennessee

Project Story:

In the landscape of architectural achievements, the Shelter-Rite Architectural Fabric dome at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville stands as a beacon of innovation and resilience. Installed in 1996, this groundbreaking structure, spanning the Henry F. Morse recreational area, has not only provided a sheltered space for six indoor tennis courts, but has also become an enduring symbol of excellence that transcends time.

The secret to the dome's remarkable longevity lies in the fusion of meticulous planning and the strategic utilization of advanced materials. The choice of the Tedlar top finish, renowned for its exceptional UV and weather resistance, has been instrumental in preserving the structural integrity of the dome over the past two decades. Remarkably, even after facing the rigors of weather and time, this architectural masterpiece remains not only structurally sound, but also remarkably clean and bright, attesting to the enduring quality of Shelter-Rite's architectural fabric solutions.

More than just a resilient structure, the dome is a testament to the University's commitment to sustainable design and operational efficiency. The deliberate choice to incorporate Shelter-Rite Architectural Fabric goes beyond functional necessity, encapsulating an aesthetic vision that complements its structural expertise. As we celebrate over 20 years since its installation, the Shelter-Rite dome at the University of Tennessee stands as a living testament to visionary decision-making in the realm of architectural fabrics.

This enduring legacy reinforces the University's dedication to quality and innovation in architectural design. The Shelter-Rite dome not only continues to deliver unwavering performance but also stands as an iconic representation of timeless aesthetic appeal. In a world where architectural choices define legacies, the Shelter-Rite Architectural Fabric dome at the University of Tennessee remains a shining example of how visionary decisions can withstand the test of time, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of architectural excellence. Learn more about Tedlar® top finish here.


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