A newly completed architecturally designed shade structure as part of QUT’s new sports stadium.
Delivering a set of shade sails to promote community active play
Area Covered: 45 square meters
Fabric: Monotec 370 Series 15 year warranty
Construction: Steel Laser-Cut Base Plates, Hot Dipped Galvanised with Concrete Footing Systems And Custom Fabricated Steel Columns With Shade Cloth Membrane Fixed In Place.
Project Length: 6 Weeks
Suburb: Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 4059
Seeking a protective solution for the fields’ onlookers that seamlessly tied into the existing stadiums form, and existing face of the building
A major influence of the design was that the original architecture wasn’t lost at the cost of a practical shade solution, which is what you may notice with the screen extension from the green wall which provided shade from the creeping afternoon sunlight.
Elements Of Design
The high and low posts keep the sail tight and optimised shade and water run-off.
The shade structure added visual connection with the existing stadium’s form and defined the area well. The classic hypar (twisted) shade sail works well for this application as it hold its shape and adds an architectural look and feel to the area.