Entrance Canopy at Gardyne College, Dundee

The feature entrance canopy at Gardyne College, Dundee was erected during May 2015. The canopy consisted of an irregular shaped galvanised steel structure with a perforated powder coated flat liner sheet and a translucent weathering sheet on top.

The architect wanted the effect of daylight streaming through the holes of the polyester powder coated liner sheet. The flat aluminium liner sheet wasn’t strong enough to span between the purlins without sagging and gapping at the laps. To remedy this problem, we introduced stiffening angles at regular centres and at the laps.

We worked with the Contractor, the Engineer and the Architect to give the desired effect. Our practical design input resulted in a very satisfactory outcome.