The design of the COLA is different to a lot of canopies we install. Rowandale School wanted and extra ‘wing’ attached to the main court canopy, this covers a stage area where performances and assemblies are held. The main canopy is almost square meaning the structure required large leg columns for extra support.
Shade Systems took care of the entire project including the new concrete stage platform. With the addition of lights and post padding for student protection, this COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) looks really smart with it’s painted framework.
As with many New Zealand schools, these canopy projects can take years to eventuate but are worth the investment when they do come to fruition!