Project Profile


Primary School.

Like many schools in New Zealand, Maungaturoto Primary School has a rapidly growing student roll. This often means a lack of classrooms or classroom space.

A solution to this is the A Space modular classrooms which can be built off-site and relocated, with a quicker construction time than a standard classroom block.

As an addition to these prefab classrooms, Shade Systems designed a simple canopy to compliment these buildings. This structure is known as our ‘Modular’ SolaGola® Canopy.

These are robust structures with mono-pitched translucent trafficable roofing, hot-dipped galvanised framework (that can be painted to suit), stormwater catchment and drainage, and these canopies can easily integrate electrical systems such as lighting. The simplicity of the Modular SolaGola® canopy allows the addition of many ‘bays’ to cover the amount of space required.

The Modular SolaGola® is the perfect addition to any classroom block, allowing students to be protected from all-weather. Rain, hail or harsh UV rays!

Maugaturoto Primary School now has two of these 2.7 x 7.2m Modular SolaGola® Canopies at their school.

Key features

Completed – February 2021

  • Location. Maungaturoto.

  • Fabric area. 39m2.

  • Fabric type. Alsynite Topglass GC Ultrasafe