No matter the size of your business, setting yourself apart from your competitors can be an extremely challenging task. It’s important to be original and bold in every aspect.
Check out how these businesses used SteelMaster structures to help them stand out in a world full of average buildings!
Hangar Lounge—Austin, Texas
In the midst of the average skyscrapers of Austin’s historic Warehouse District, the eye-catching Hangar Lounge uses a SteelMaster Quonset Hut to cover their rooftop cocktail bar. The patio offers a spectacular view of the city, while the inside of the building is modeled after a 1950s airport lounge. The unique space can be rented out for special events and private parties.
True North–Detroit, Michigan
In 2015, two world-class architects teamed up with a New York City developer to create what could be the future of housing projects—a steel Quonset Hut village called True North. It’s the first time in 60 years that the Core City neighborhood of Detroit has seen a major development. This team designed the buildings at different angles and in different shapes and sizes to create open, outdoor spaces to enhance the community feel of the area.
There are rental units inside a few of the buildings that range from 475 to 1,600 square feet, an Airbnb called QuonsetHaus, a small coffee shop and even a yoga studio.
Translucent and transparent polycarbonate endwalls allow natural light to pour inside of the prefabricated Quonset Hut, and crews used other affordable materials to keep the business spaces cost effective.
Brewery Emperial –Kansas City, Missouri
With the rapid growth of the craft beer industry, breweries seem to be popping up on every corner. Brewery Emperial created a cool, urban atmosphere at their location by incorporating SteelMaster arch into their overall design.
They combined the steel arches with the cinder blocks to create the perfect aesthetic blend. The prefabricated steel arch houses the brewhouse cellar and fermentation tanks on the north side of the business. On the south side, there’s an open-air biergarten that is enclosed by metal shipping containers.
America’s Icehouse-Corpus Cristi, Texas
Another Texas bar, America’s Icehouse, uses two shipping containers and a SteelMaster container cover to create a unique look. The concept is called “Steel and Sail.”
The 61′ X 37′ X 13′ SteelMaster container roof is used as a cover for the bar’s stage, which has welcomed several musicians over the years. Not only do the steel arches provide amazing acoustics, they are also durable and environmentally friendly.
Ranch 616—Austin, Texas
Another Texas business, Ranch 616, used a SteelMaster metal canopy to cover their outdoor seating area. Not only do the arches provide shade for restaurant patrons, but the creative design is supposed to resemble the barrel of a gun.