The Plaza Shade is a modular system designed for placemaking, where a connection is established between a public space and its users. This demountable structure acts as a ‘living room’ for a wide variety of activities.
While taking a few basic design rules into account, there is considerable freedom to link, style and arrange the modules. Plaza Shades comprise steel columns and beams (CorTen steel, galvanised or powder coated), which are joined together by means of hot-dip galvanised junctions. The surfaces between the column and the roof can be fitted with solar panels or different types of shade panels that also serve as a support structure for climbing plants. Horizontal and vertical wind bracing reinforces the structure.
The roof consists of 3x3 m - 118”x118” modules
A roof surface can be executed in translucent plastic or glass panels (transparent or mat) and optionally fitted with BIPV solar panels for the generation of sustainable energy
The shading panels are made from expanded metal or a 3D printed (TWIN) material of recycled plastic
The wall panels (optional) are approx. 150x275 cm - 59“x108”. A modular surface can, for instance, be fitted with one or two wall panels
Lighting is possible via LED strips or spotlights in the columns of the Plaza Shade or the city benches