The Syrinx Shade Structure is a simple shade solution that’s durable and readily adaptable. Aesthetically stimulating and highly dynamic, the product fills a gap in the Australian and international markets, which have shown a lack of choice for flexible shade systems that can be configured to provide effective coverage in large or small spaces.
Sun exposure in public open spaces is a genuine health concern. The Syrinx Shade Structure is a unique response to the lack of shade in many of Australia’s open spaces. Adaptable to a variety of landscapes, the shade structures are recognisable as a tangible representation of Syrinx’s thorough research and investigation into shade structure design. Analysis of external pressures including wind loads, heat and erosion impacts, visibility, and shade provision are key to their success. The innovative structures can be integrated into a wide range of landscapes – from urban open spaces to coastlines and everything in between.
Syrinx Shade Structure History
In 2010, Syrinx was commissioned by the City of Perth to design, develop, fabricate and install three shade structures for the Point Fraser playscape. Inspired by the architecture inherent in nature and embodying the concept of tree canopies, the resulting Point Fraser Shade Structures playfully explore geometry, form, light and shade. Each canopy is composed of multiple ‘leaves’ that allow light permeation, visual connection to the sky and movement of air, without damaging vegetation. Although originally designed for seamless integration into the existing Point Fraser landscape, the flexibility of scale and colour palette, allows for effective integration and adaptability into a diverse range of potential, surrounding environments.