Outdoor Shade Structures for Public Spaces

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Fairview Park - Ireland

A delicate conical shape on cantilever columns makes interesting shade for this public park. A joint effort by Irish associate Downer Intl and Tension Span Structures.
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St Carthage's Primary School - Lismore

Students and visitors at this school in country New South Wales are protected by a unique arched structure which covers a walkway and disabled parking area.
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University of Central Queensland

A courtyard enclosed on all sides is enhanced by this large hypar tension membrane. Recently upgraded after 18 years flawless performance on the Tropic of Capricorn.
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John Wollaston School

An existing shade cloth structure was redesigned and modified into a conical waterproof shade structure. WA Representative Taskers Shades supplied additional steelwork and installation of this Tension Span design.
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Bletchley Park

Taskers Shades, our WA Representative, worked closely with Tension Span to design and fabricate the membrane and hardware elements for this eye-catching structure on a very tight schedule.
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Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre

Tension Span recently completed the last of over 3500sq.m of dynamic tension membrane canopies shading the exhibition displays.
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J. Owen Grundy Park - USA

Customizing our Flexshade® Lotus™ modular structures, we have created these iconic shades for this redeveloped pier in New Jersey.
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Dons Tavern

This unique arch structure at the Bond University is attached to the wall of the existing building and spans only two perimeter columns.
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DART Station - Ireland

These custom made canopies for the overpasses of four railway stations were designed to withstand the harsh weather conditions along the Dublin Bay.
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Irish Rail - Ireland

The barrel vault style canopy of this shade structure resolves water drainage while maintaining a clean, sharp-edged look.
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National Aquatic Centre - Ireland

These hypar canopies are supported by linked steelwork, minimising columns which could otherwise disrupt the flow of foot traffic into the facilities.
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King George Square

Spectacular hypar shaped sails cool and excite citizens of Brisbane with brilliantly coloured lazer lighting for Warana Festival.
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Broadbeach Mall

A sound shell of high translucency fabric and all stainless steel fittings for public concerts and community events. Recently upgraded and enhanced, after 20 years exemplary service.
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Cavill Mall

Striking sails radiate from a central arched shell providing attractive covered space for Mall activities.
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Southport Mall

Some 2,500sq.m of canopies, with large Mast supported central hypars covering stages and entertainment areas on the fabulous Gold Coast.
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Bond University

Protection from sun and rain with a double conical upper canopy and hypar lower canopy over the Student Plaza.
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Plenty Ranges Arts & Entertainment Centre

Overlapping hypars with unique catenary connection to Theatre wall covering an amphitheatre and a courtyard.
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Brisbane City Council Ferry Terminals

Weather protections for patrons using Brisbane City's fast City Cat ferries provided by six pyramidal canopies and walkway infills.
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Moriah College

Students at this Sydney School are protected by a multiple linked cone canopy some 60m long and unique entrance structure.
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Singapore Science Centre - Singapore

This tension membrane canopy is one of the main attractions at the Singapore Science Centre. Striking visuals with practical shade.
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Prince Charles Hospital

The Prince Charles Hospital has 6 tension shade canopies to cover the walkway around the Cafeteria.
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Buran Space Shuttle Enclosure

Russian Space Shuttle 'BURAN' is enclosed in a 3,300sq.m tension membrane, with a 3D Theatre, Mission Control Centre and other displays inside.
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CityTrans Bus/Rail Interchange

Waiting passengers using the CityTrans Bus/Rail Interchange at Darra, Carseldine and Ferny Grove can now take shelter under the tension shade canopies.
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Brotherhood of St. Laurence

Brotherhood of St. Laurence's Sumner House Hostel receives a skylight effect through this atrium canopy in marvelous Melbourne.
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Bukit Batok - Singapore

Children's Playground is protected from the sun and rain by these two tension canopies.
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Tsz On Estate II - Hong Kong

Designed for full typhoon wind loads, this double conical canopy adds interest to a Hong Kong Housing Estate.
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Fuaamotu Church - Tonga

An economical way to enclose a large space with attractive interior for Church goers.
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Sunshine Coast Airport

Attractive Entry structures include a large conical and 6 hypar membranes supported by 3 Masts.
IFAI Award Winner
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Nerang Railway Station

Two fan shaped tension membranes shade the passenger access ways on east and west side of this terminal for Queensland Rail.
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Expo '88 Silo

Expo '88 was Brisbane's highlight of the Australian Bicentennial. Primary Industries Pavilion 'Silo in the City' membrane structure was one of the main attractions of the Expo.