Bucklands Beach Intermediate

The Sports Cloud.
Bucklands Beach Intermediate
COMPLETED August 2017
LOCATION Auckland
FABRIC AREA 2275m2
FABRIC TYPE Hiraoka 212T IIE PVC
FINISHING HD Galv with Enamel Finish

Bucklands Beach Intermediate school has a lovely asset: a large canopy covering their netball and playing courts. The sheer size of this structure is impressive. Furthermore, the design is ‘out of the box’. The functional side to this canopy is incomparable. The uses are unlimited! From rainy-day sports, outdoor assemblies, gala days to outside teaching space (not affected by weather). However, the primary reason for building this structure was to encourage the students to get outside.

Principal Diane Parkinson felt that students growing up in New Zealand should spend more time outdoors. For her students, this COLA canopy was the answer to that. As a result, we covered a large area, providing ample room for the whole school to utilise any time of the year.

When the tender opportunity came up, it was a chance for Shade Systems to showcase their design and build skills. This turned out to be the largest covered courts for a primary/middle school in New Zealand. Consequently, we proudly finished this absolutely stunning piece of architecture that every junior school in the country will envy.

The project, entirely managed by Shade Systems, is complete. Consequently,  the “BBI Sports Cloud” was officially opened on 25 August 2017.  Over 1100 students, staff, parents and onlookers attended the ‘Grand Opening’ ceremony. The finish line for the School’s annual Road Race, held that day, was under the new canopy.

Most noteworthy, a fantastic shaded facility for an exceptional school!

Principal Diane Parkinson felt that students growing up in New Zealand should spend more time outdoors. For her students, this COLA canopy was the answer to that.

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