As we were covering the ticketing area at the plaza entrance, where community will queue before entering the complex, it was important that the whole area would be waterproof. The initial design had 4 stand alone structures, meaning that water could pour through in between each umbrella. Shade Systems design and engineer team’s expertise adjusted the design, to create an “inverted conic” membrane as a one-piece PVC structure. This had multiple complexities but ensures no pooling, maximum tension and coverage through out.
The inverted umbrella design is a first for Shade Systems. Something the team has been interested in creating and this gave us the opportunity to trial, with a successful result. It provides a welcoming and attractive entrance into Central Energy Trust Arena.