Phoenix Roosevelt Canopy
The Roosevelt Row canopies project is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The canopy structure is based on a hexagonal modular system that provides various light and shadow conditions depending on the sun orientation. Each module is formed of folded sheet steel connected together to create the canopy. The canopies are supported on folded sheet metal legs. Knippers Helbig assisted Howeler + Yoon Architecture to develop a materially efficient structural form taking advantage of the greater stiffness created by the folded geometry, while still preserving the sense of volume and the play of light and shadow desired by the architects.