Function of building
Degree of enclosure
Mediterranean - mild winters, dry hot summers
Number of layers
Type of application of the membrane
Primary function of the tensile structure
- Sun protection
Paturiz Shade Solutions, recently installed a 1.440m² shade structure in Naharia, Israel. The brief was to create a shade structure for a Skateboard Arena located in a windy coastal environment. The company designed a unique structure with a breathable knitted HDPE fabric from Gale Pacific called Synthesis Commercial 95. Due to the knitted construction of the fabric air will flow more freely through the membrane resulting in more comfortable conditions beneath.
Paturiz went one step further and designed purpose built holes into the fabric canopy to allow even further airflow to compensate for the high velocity winds. Winds of up to 130km/h are frequent in this region and the holes are designed to allow airflow both from above and below the canopy. This is intended to relieve the stress loading on the overall structure and ensure the long life of the fabric. It also allowed for additional light transmission and created a unique aesthetic element for the design.
Description of the environmental conditions
Material of the cover
Gale Pacific HDPE fabric Synthesis Commercial 95
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure