Fixed Architectural Umbrellas are tensile structures - the fabric is properly designed to be in biaxial tension in order to remain taut in localised design weather conditions including wind, rain, hail and snow.
They are designed to withstand the most adverse conditions without the need to be retracted or demounted.
The Structureflex range(s) of commercial umbrellas combine the perfect balance of aesthetic appeal, structural engineering, premium grade material specification, design detail excellence and state of the art fabrication.
We are committed to ensuring that these products will meet the highest of architectural standards.
The standard Pacifica range comes in a number of shapes and sizes offering up to 30m2 of coverage for shade or complete weather protection. They are distinguished by their elegant curved edges tensioned by premium grade stainless steel cables, and are supported on single columns either centrally or cantilevered from one side, or via corner posts in 'gazebo' style.
Standard shapes are square and hexagonal with side dimensions up to 5.6m. in square or diameter up to 8.0m. on the hex. These standard shapes can be linked to form various combinations or alternatively we can create custom designs to suit specific site requirements.
Can be regarded as a subset of the Pacifica range, featuring curved tensioned cable edges but generally only supported on a single central post. This traditional 'saddle' shape (or 'hyperbolic parabolid') is both simple and uniquely organic in nature and demonstrates a brilliant interconnection of architectural and engineering design. The beautiful aesthetic of this 'natural' 3D shape is achieved by raising diagonally opposed corners to create a twist, which creates the ideal efficiency of opposing tensile forces in the sail ensuring it remains tight under all conditions.A range of standard sizes are available or they can be linked or joined in a limitless series.
The Europa series of conic structures offers all the advantages of the Pacifica with the added bonus of straight steel frame edges. This enables the straightforward addition of a range of options primarily including perimeter gutters for stormwater collection, and attachment of blinds ( for improved personal amenity under more adverse weather conditions). Standard shape is square with sides ranging from from 3.0m. to 6.0m., hence providing coverage up to 36m2. They are ideally suited to Café and Restaurant alfresco applications or any other demanding year round weather protection.
All of the above are generally designed and certified for Wind Ratings of 120 to 150 Km./Hr.
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