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Eventstar wins IAA 'Best in Category'
ventstar Structures contributed to a
"fashion show for the ages" celebrating
the 50th anniversary of iconic fashion brand
Ralph Lauren, designing and fabricating
10,000 square feet of space to blend in with
the rustic aesthetic of Bethesda Terrace in
New York City's Central Park.
For its efforts, Eventstar, of Medley, Fla.,
was awarded the "Best in Category" designation for tent projects in the 2019 International Achievement Awards (IAA).
IAA winners were announced in October at IFAI Expo 2019 in Orlando, Fla. IFAI
received 255 entries from 24 countries in
42 categories for this year's competition.
For the Ralph Lauren project, Eventstar
deployed three structures to cover the
terrace's width of 140 feet. To adapt to the
terrace's staircases, column heights were
varied along the length of the structure.

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Detailed project descriptions and
photos of all 2019 IAA winners
are posted at iaa.ifai.com.

Eventstar Structures installed three 140-footwide structures with varied column heights
along the length of Bethesda Terrace in
New York City's Central Park for the 50th
anniversary of Ralph Lauren. Photo courtesy
of Eventstar Structures.

This design had a signi¤Éicant effect on the
reactions required to be resisted. A combination of large steel and concrete ballasts
were used to support the uplift and overturning load requirements. All ballasts
were framed out and painted to hide the
structural elements while also matching
the rustic color requirements.
The aluminum beams, columns, purlins and other framing components were
powder-coated to blend in with the aesthetic of the terrace. Clear vinyl roo¤Éing
skins with off-white reinforcement strips
provided guests with views of the New
York City skyline and Central Park foliage. Fabric gutters installed between the
central structure and the two wings prevented rain from entering the primary
event space.
Eventstar overcame a challenging timeline and the stringent requirements of
working in a historic portion of Central
Park to create a space for the celebration
that included a landmark digital installation, an epic runway show and an elegant
seated dinner for more than 500 guests.
The project also received the Award of
Excellence in the Private Tent Rental Category. Other tent category winners are:

Private Tent Rental
Outstanding Achievement: Stamford
Tent & Event Services, Stamford, Conn.

Corporate Tent Rental
Award of Excellence: Losberger GmbH,
Bad Rappenau, Germany (see page 16)
Outstanding Achievement: Eventstar
Structures

Tent Manufacturing and Design
Award of Excellence: Eventstar Structures
Outstanding Achievement: Carpas Y
Lonas El Carrousel S.A. de C.V., Mexico City,
Mexico

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