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Umbrella Shade Completes Nursery in Birmingham

Posted on 10/11/2014

Coronation Road Play Centre
This installation more than met the needs of the client, taking an already pretty space and turning it into something fun and functional at the same time.

Project – Maxima Umbrella – Coronation Road Play Centre, Birmingham

Product – Maxima Umbrella

Requirement – There is a lot to be said for ‘play’. It may seem obvious but so often the world we live in asks us to justify every single decision we make through cold hard facts.

Clean lines and strong, effective structures have their place.

But what about the imagination? That beautiful part of all of us that allows us to envisage the world not as it needs to be but as it could be?

It might feel like a lofty subject when talking about playground shelter design but really, it’s not.

You see, the spaces we choose for our children to play in can give them that freedom. The freedom to play, to realise that life isn’t all about containers, boxes and boundaries. It can fun too!

It’s from that space that our Maxima Umbrella was originally designed and every time we install one, we’re not just installing the steel and fabric. We’re installing permission to play.

Coronation Road Play Centre were looking for a statement piece to finish off their play area so when they contacted A&S Landscape, we knew just the thing. Bet you can’t guess what it was?

Solution – A bright, engaging Maxima Umbrella, designed to fit the space perfectly at 8m wide, this gorgeous statement piece in red steelwork with yellow fabric is located right in the centre of the play area within a circular mosaic feature. Which means and please look at the picture again after reading this, it looks as though it was always meant to be there.

You did look didn’t you?

Result – This installation more than met the needs of the client, taking an already pretty space and turning it into something fun and functional at the same time. Whilst the Maxima Umbrella does add a layer of the playful, it’s also a waterproof structure that means play can continue all year round.

Find Out More – To find out more about how A&S Landscape can inject ‘permission to play’ into your school, take a look at some of our designs here. Then get in touch to speak to our design team who can help take your dreams and turn them into a reality with a proposal landing on your desk the very next day.