Shade Systems’ design team get the chance to really flex their creative muscles once in a while. The opportunity to cover the outdoor eating area of iconic Nelson restaurant Hangar58 was such a chance. Our design team needed to provide a cover that would provide shelter for restaurant patrons using their outdoor area.
The final design was a one-piece PVC membrane over a dramatic curving cantilevered frame. It provides the restaurant with a structure that enhances the appearance of the outdoor space. Furthermore, it greatly increases the opportunities to use the outdoor facilities in all weather conditions, especially during the colder months. The materials used in the construction, combined with the size and shape of the canopy retain the heat and warmth in the area underneath while cold air and wind is kept out.