Shade Systems have recently completed New Zealand’s first covered outdoor bowling green, located in New Lynn Auckland.
New Lynn Bowls Club got in contact with us. They were hoping we could design and install a massive canopy to cover their outdoor artificial green. The complete project involved removing the old grass green and laying new foundations. After that, we constructed the canopy then laid artificial turf underneath.
The fabric used on the canopy has excellent light transmission and no glare. Another feature of the fabric is the acoustics and noise reduction underneath. It greatly absorbs the sound of rain and voices/echoes too. We also used architectural facade fabric on 10 wall panels on the north-west corner. This was to break driving rain and wind. Lights were added to the rafters so bowls could be played at night.