Wirraway Park Polyedge Shade Structure



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Wirraway Park  – Playground Structure

Thornton, NSW Australia

February 2018

Serge Ferrari Precontraint 802® PVC architectural fabric (white)

Polyedge Shade Structure

Hot Dipped Galvanised, Powder Coated


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A children’s playground is not complete without a shade and weatherproof structure, they compliment each other. Designed, manufactured and installed by Shade to Order, this polyedge structure has provided locals and visitors with a safe, shaded and waterproof reserve for children to play in for hours.

Located slightly inland in Thornton, Wirraway Park experiences extreme hot and dry weather. One of our engineered tension membrane structures was required and will endure all forms of weather and last decades.  No compromise should be taken with shade structures, especially when there are children playing underneath.

The shade sail’s three-dimensional design and steel columns have provided local families with outstanding protection from the elements. This structure has been architecturally designed in conjunction with sun and shade studies to allow for superior shade and weather protection. Shade To Order have worked closely with the playground designers to ensure an aesthetically pleasing end result.

The fabric transparency has allowed for an abundance of natural light, whilst still ensuring 100% waterproof and UV protection. This striking shade structure is manufactured from an architectural fabric (not woven shade cloth), hot dipped galvanised and industrial coated steel for ultra-corrosive protection. The bright colours of the steel columns correlate with the rest of the playground and provide a fun and exciting environment for children to explore.

This polyedge shade structure provides a healthy environment for family and friends to stay warmer in the winter months, cooler in the summer months and dry all year round, a perfect excuse to embrace the outdoors with family and friends.