Spaces with natural ventilation and daylight will be more popular in a post-COVID-19 era and smart design elements such as retractable roofs, skylights, and bi-folding doors will give events spaces more flexibility, particularly when combined with cutting-edge control and automation for moving structures at the push of a button.
Thanks to this partnership, bars, restaurants, hotels and other events venues with outdoor areas can make full use of their space, creating appealing socially-distanced, multi-use areas.
Wael Atassi, Commercial Director at OpenAire says, “We have created retractable roofs on all scales – from small private residences to hotels and restaurants, to huge shopping malls and waterparks. The aim is always the same: to create an indoor space that can quickly transform into an attractive open-air venue.”
Danny Pickard, Projects Director at SCX Special Projects adds, “People usually turn to SCX Special Projects to solve significant mechanical handling projects. However, our expertise translates to all kinds of moving structures, of all sizes, and especially those that need to move in public spaces where safety is a primary concern.”
The two companies have already worked together on a retractable roof project in 2018, in the Middle East, and together have over 60 years of experience, which will be put to use in giving outdoor spaces a new lease of life as the leisure and entertainment sector begins to recover.
Last year, OpenAire transformed The Plunge at FIT in San Diego with the completion of a new retractable roof.