Copia Urban Winery
Copia Urban Winery is located in a historical district in downtown, St. Louis Missouri. The owners wanted a canopy that would provide weather protection for their guests in a garden style outdoor patio seating area, yet retract in pleasant weather.
We designed the retractable patio canopy, consisting of 3sets of half-barrel canopies covering a total of 3600 square feet with 2400 square feet open when canopy is electronically retracted. The actual opening or closing takes an incredible short time of less than 60 seconds.
There are three separate half barrel canopies measuring 20 feet x 60 feet long and each canopy is in three 20 foot sections. The first two canopy sections retract under the third section. Each side of every canopy includes a water trough guttering system that empties into a large downspout. Three separate chain driven motor systems are operated independently. Each 20 foot retractable canopy is carried by 6 custom made trolleys with 6 caster wheels each. A total of 216 neoprene caster wheels carry the canopies in and out on customized aluminum I Beams.