November 2014
Fabric Area
Fabric Type
Hiraoka 102T-IIE SAC

Hangar58 Restaurant and Bar

Every once in a while, Shade Systems’ design team are offered the chance to really flex their creative muscles. The opportunity to cover the outdoor eating area of iconic Nelson restaurant Hangar58 was one of these chances. Tasked with providing a cover that would provide shelter for restaurant patrons using the outdoor area, our design team went to work with enthusiasm.

The final design, a one piece PVC membrane over a dramatic curving cantilevered frame, provides the restaurant with a structure that not only enhances the appearance of the outdoor space, but also greatly increases the use of the space available by enabling patrons to use the outdoor facilities in all weather conditions – specially the colder months. The materials used in the construction, combined with the size and shape of the canopy ensure that heat and warmth is retained in the area underneath while cold air and wind is kept out.

Enhancing dining experiences

The design of the cover’s framework also ensures the outdoor space is kept free of visual interruptions in the form of poles etc, giving the area a light and spacious feel and retaining the feeling of dining outside while still providing complete cover from the elements.

Despite less than perfect weather conditions, installation of the canopy was highly enjoyed by all members of the site team, thanks to the delicious meals served up free of charge, courtesy of the restaurant! It certainly gave us an insight into why Hangar58 is so popular, and we’re pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with them to enhance the dining experience of their patrons even further!

The canopy today…

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