- Project: Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone, Ebbw Vale
- Description: Feature Sails
- Client: Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
- Location: Ebbw Vale
- Applications: Dining Screen Meeting Point Feature Suspended Canopy Atrium
- Fabric: PVC coated glass
- Frame: Mild Steel
- Fixings: Stainless Steel
- Ref: 2164
This college wanted to create an attractive and functional breakout space to include a café zone for its students and teachers to relax in before, after and in-between lessons. They also had a requirement to soften the space, create a feature and create a visual screen from above.
Our solution was to provide five 2m x 2m hanging Barracuda canopies – a classic hypar canopy on a frame. The white Barracudas together create a stunning feature and help to create curved lines in a very linear space, softening the area and lowering the ceiling to make it more cosy for people underneath. They also form a protective barrier so that items cannot potentially be dropped onto people below.
The canopies are made from a class O fire-rated fabric and were rigged from the existing structure using a series of cable bridles and were installed in one day during the holidays.
Here is another example of the Barracuda, this time in an atrium setting where strategic sun shading was required.