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Tensile fabric structures are perfect for the school environment, they can provide playground shade, can be used as covered external classrooms or an effective walkway canopy between buildings, they are also aesthetically attractive. Here we list our top 5 reasons as to why we love using tensile fabric in schools;

Available in a range of brightly coloured fabrics, tensile membrane structures can be appealing to children as well as adults, and the fabric can be printed with images or branded to suit the school.External shade structures can be mesh or solid fabrics allowing a variety of levels of shading. Some structures can also be fitted with roll-up sidewalls to provide extra sun (or wind!) protection.Some playground structures are designed to be modular canopies, meaning a number of pieces of a covered play area can be fixed together or removed to fit the purpose and allowing for the shape of the structure to be repeatedly modified.Tensile fabric structures have the added wow factor that cannot be provided by generic building materials and the nature of the fabrics means more complex structures can be created. Children will love to explore the tent-like structures which provide a great play area while supervisors can monitor play from all angles.Outdoor learning spaces can provide a form of escapism for children and having a variety of learning spaces will help to keep childrens minds engaged and creative. Amphitheatre structures provide a perfect structure for outside learning. 

 

Architen Landrell

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For over 30 years, Architen has been at the forefront of the tensile fabric industry.


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