Shade and Membrane Structures Australia were engaged by Jackson and Semler to help design and engineer 35 aquatic centre shade sails that met with the Townsville City Council’s design requirements and the needs of the aquatic centre and its patrons. As this was a Heritage Listed property and a flagship public space in Townsville, additional care had to be taken to address the original architectural intent of the area. Heritage listing also meant that our design and construction team was given strict parameters and guidelines to work with. The results we achieved for this project are outstanding; the brief was met successfully, and the results speak for themselves.
Pool Shade Structures such as this one at Tobruk Baths are most often suited to a combination of shade structures and shade sails. In this case, commercial-grade shade sails were used to achieve a visually spectacular finish as well as functional shade. The design of the shade solutions for the Tobruk Baths included shade sails that stretched over one end of the pool, a viewing area, and a picnic area. The shade sails in the picnic area had to be designed and fabricated to work as supplementary shade to the existing trees. This has led to a great combination of soft and hardscape to create a dynamic and, ultimately, functional space for the people of Townsville to enjoy.
This project is a superb example of pool shade structures within a local council. The Townsville City Council, architects Jackson + Semler and the pool patrons are thrilled with the new shade sails at Tobruk Memorial Baths.
If you are an architect or a local council looking for shade options, get in touch with our team. We can discuss your plans and give guidance, advice and quotes for a standalone shade project or shade options within a larger project.