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Play Area Shade in Hertfordshire

Posted on 13/02/2017

When Bishop Stortford College in Hertfordshire got in touch with A&S Landscape , looking to add a little extra shade into their outdoor grassy play area, we had just the thing in mind.

Project – Maxima StarSail creates play area shade at Bishop Stortford College

Product – Maxima StarSail

Requirement – The way we dress tells people how to relate to us.

If we’ve dressed up smart, we’re giving a particular impression. Equally, if we choose to wear sports kit then we’re giving people another impression. The same is true for buildings. Certain environments promote imagination and ideas generation and some restrict it.

Have you ever walked into a room, for example, that felt crowded and busy with furniture crammed in leaving little space to move? No colour on the walls, just enough space to sit. It’s really hard to feel inspired in those circumstances, isn’t it?

It stands to reason then that when we add a new structure to our campus we should consider the story it tells and the environment it creates. A chair isn’t just a chair, it’s a part of what forms an environment.

So when Bishop Stortford College in Hertfordshire got in touch with A&S Landscape, looking to add a little extra shade into their outdoor grassy play area, we had just the thing in mind.

Solution – The Maxima StarSail is a statement piece of design. It’s functional and serves a purpose but at the same time, it also offers an imaginative silhouette that encourages freedom and play.

We installed this Maxima StarSail at 7000mm x 7000mm in grey (RAL 7000) steelwork with turquoise fabric shadecloth and it strikes a powerful silhouette against the main building, offering softer lines that bring variety to the whole aesthetic.

Result – The result is a gorgeous addition to Bishop Stortford College’s outdoor play area and means that students spending time outside on a hot Summer day have great protection from the sun.

This Maxima StarSail will stand the test of time and last Bishop Stortford College for many, many years.

Find Out More – Just because sun protection is functional doesn’t mean it can’t be attractive too.

We would always recommend adding a structure to campus that doesn’t just serve a purpose but also adds value to the overall look because the way we dress our spaces tells people how to feel within them.

If you want to find out more about outdoor play area shade protection or well designed outdoor shade canopies then get in touch and we can have a full proposal on your desk by the very next day.