Piara Waters

The Piara Waters shade structure was constructed for a new sporting pavilion that incorporated a playground and an alfresco area. The shade structure links the playground and alfresco areas. This has the visual appearance of being two structures, but is in fact one steel framing design incorporating a barrel vault structure and a saddleback structure.

The steel framing design was the most complex and unique part – at one end it is supported off block walls, and then extends out on main supports to meet the saddleback structure. Shade cloth was chosen as the fabric. 13225

Architect: Donovan Payne Architects


2015 STA Award for Excellence: Piara Waters

Location: Perth, WA
Completion Date: 2014
Size: 178sqm (1,916sqft)
Fabric: Monotech 370 Mesh Shade Cloth