In our previous blog post, we looked at how best to use canopies to span courtyards and spaces between buildings, making an impactful and useful area for visitors or customers. In this follow up post, we’re turning our attention to the benefits of covered walkways, link canopies and entrance canopies.
During the COVID pandemic, many businesses utilised entrance canopies for waiting and queuing areas to increase the space available for socially distanced queues. Given the weather protection benefits and expansion of cover we are seeing many businesses wanting to continue to offer this safe and comfortable space ongoing. Here, we discuss a few benefits and link to some of the best examples of our work in this area.
Link Walkway Canopies
Providing a dry route between buildings, link walkway canopies can offer clear and distinct wayfinding and new route options without the need for more extensive building work. They can also divert users away from undesirable locations such as construction areas or restricted sections of the building.
Our canopies at Edinburgh Airport are some great examples of covered link walkways in action, improving the airport user experience with protection from the elements whilst walking between terminal buildings and because they enabled the Airport to define new routes to key areas within the terminal expansion, such as bus stops and taxi ranks.
Also this bespoke design offered the Airport an opportunity to create a unique look and style and establish the new terminal as a recognisable landmark.
Bespoke tensile fabric options are a fantastic way to architecturally signpost the entrance to a building, as well as offering functional uses. Entrance canopies such as our design for City of Bristol College, offer not only a dramatic and attractive entrance to the building, but also act as a sheltered congregation or meeting point and gives protection from the elements for queuing.
Check out our projects at Terminal 5 Heathrow, University of Herts, Archlight Cinema and Trepassey Care Home , Telford Railway Footbridge, Pollok Shopping Centre and Glasgow Aiport for other examples of bespoke walkway and entrance canopies to inspire your project.
If you’re interested in adding a bespoke fabric structure such as an entrance or link walkway canopy to your next project, we can help. Get in touch by filling out the form below and our fabric experts will contact you – we can help design and build bespoke solutions specific to your building or project.
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