Mangere Central School

Triumph over special conditions.
COMPLETED April 2014
LOCATION Auckland
FABRIC AREA 639m2
FABRIC TYPE Hiraoka 212T-IIE PVC
FINISHING Hot-metal-arc Sprayed Enamel Finish

The COLA project at Mangere Central School began in late 2013. We were approached by the architect to assist with a project they were planning, which aimed to include new classrooms and cover one of the school’s netball courts. By the end of the year, a number of quotes had been submitted for a variety of design options. In the end, the school decided on the traditional dome design COLA canopy. They had seen a number of our other similar projects in various locations around the country.

Working in with Teak Construction, the Shade Systems installation team began work on-site. They soon found that the ground conditions required specially designed footings for the framework to prevent it from sinking. As a part of this procedure, the top slab of the court was completed in a single pour. This had the added benefit of eliminating ugly cut-outs in the concrete.

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A huge success

One of the main features of the Mangere School COLA is the panels of PVC which make up the canopy. Standard white PVC alternates with SAC – a fabric with an even higher level of translucency that still provides 100% UV protection for the students playing underneath. Furthermore, we integrated a spouting and stormwater management system within the legs of the structure to ensure the structure looked clean and visually appealing.

With the canopy completed, we delivered 400+ soccer balls to the school as our way of saying thanks for the opportunity. The kids certainly looked delighted with the giveaway. That made it a huge success in our book!

Shade Systems can provide shading canopies for your project. Contact us today to discuss your options.

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