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Large Umbrella Shade Completes Outdoor Area at Birmingham School

Posted on 11/08/2014

Having just completed a total reinvention of their play space, spearheaded by a large landscape and groundwork company, A&S Landscape was brought in to complete the look and ensure everything was in balance.

Project – Umbrella shade – Summerhill School, Birmingham

Product – Maxima Umbrella

Requirement – Balance. Ying and Yang. There are many great forces in the world that require a delicate, sympathetic measure to keep them in check. How much ketchup is too much ketchup? And at what point do old socks become more hole than sock? These are valid questions.

But in design, the balance is between form and function, the essential nature of connecting a structure to both its purpose but also its space.

At Summerhill School in Birmingham, they know all about this. Having just completed a total reinvention of their play space, spearheaded by a large landscape and groundwork company, A&S Landscape was brought in to complete the look and ensure everything was in balance.

Solution – Installing an attractive rubber flooring, complete with YingYang design, A&S Landscape also installed benches before the final piece was brought in.

A large, 8000mm Maxima Umbrella, with clean white steelwork and a striking, complementary blue fabric mean that the space is not only functional but also strikingly attractive to look at.

Result – After numerous studies, it has been confirmed time and time again that the space we inhabit has an impact on our behaviour and our mood. Spaces that marry clean, purposeful lines with less structured, flowing design help to connect us to nature and mean play areas like this are very inviting indeed.

Find Out More – To see other examples of Maxima Umbrellas in action, take a look at our gallery here.

If you are ready to take the plunge and strike your own unique balance then our design team are on hand to discuss every element of your project. Contact us here.