Greenline Group Pty Ltd designed a series of large span fabric structures for the Richard Johnson Anglican School in Oakhurst, NSW. The fabric structures were required to complement the upgrades carried out in the outdoor areas of the school.

Working with Studio GA Architects, the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation and Richard Johnson Anglican School, the Greenline team had to create waterproof walkway links between two areas within the school, cover a refurbished basketball court, and also provide cover to newly created outdoor eating areas.

Every detail was customised in the fabric structures to help create truly unique spaces. After designing a standard cantilever, a gullwing cantilever and two barrel vault structures, the Greenline team carried out the challenging installation, which was coordinated with the civil works.

The newly covered spaces allow staff and students to use the areas at all times throughout the year. The attractive design of the shade structures has completely transformed the school, according to the founding Principal Paul Cockrem.

The four areas – Gathering Place, Pioneers Way, Walkway and Basketball Court – totally cover over 1000 square metres.

The fabric structures have been prime coated and powder coated in ‘Dune’ while the cover is a white PVC tension membrane.

Key design advantages of Greenline’s fabric structures include excellent light transmission through the PVC membrane; all-weather use of covered spaces; curved rafters and braces allowing for gentle yet beautiful sightlines and creating visual interest around each structure; and rainwater collection enabled.