Get a comprehensive overview of our successfully implemented projects in which we have realized sun shading solutions for public spaces. Dive in and let the projects inspire you. Find out more about our references and how markilux awning systems help to make public spaces more functional and aesthetic. In addition to providing protection from the sun, rain and wind, uniform sun protection concepts serve as a design element for urban planning. Municipalities can use coordinated design options to provide a framework for the design of the awnings and thus the public space. The example of the "City of Ochtrup" illustrates the various advantages of customized sun shading.
Promotion of a uniform cityscape
The town of Ochtrup approached the planning service markilux project with the request for uniform shading in the town center. After initial discussions, markilux developed a uniform concept for shading the outdoor seating areas of three catering establishments between 2019 and 2021. An ice cream parlor, a pub and an inn were each to be fitted with the same awning system in a uniform frame and fabric color. The aim was to create a harmonious overall look. The markilux pergola classic was chosen for its appearance. As a delicate alternative to sunshades, the pergolas blend in perfectly with the surroundings. In order to provide shade for larger outdoor areas, multi-span systems were installed here in some cases. The key requirements for the project in Ochtrup were high product quality and comprehensive service, which is exactly what the markilux project offers in close cooperation with the local specialist partner.
Awnings as a design element for stores
Another public space project was implemented in Mohnheim. As part of the redesign of the local shopping arcade, the stores were fitted with uniform awnings. The shading concept was integrated into the architectural design of the arcade at an early stage. This made it possible to create a harmonious overall picture. All the stores were fitted with the same model. Dimensions and color selection vary depending on the size and color concept of the store. The awning covers were chosen in matching, warm shades to match the building materials.
Sun protection for shop windows: Glare and heat protection
If a municipality's shading concept is aimed at giving stores and shopping centers a uniform shine, folding arm or vertical blainds are the best choice. Unlike cafés or restaurants, retail customers tend to stay indoors, so large-scale external shading is often not necessary. Even if the focus is on a uniform design for the shopping street, the identity of the store should not be completely lost. To make the store's branding visible to the outside, we offer individual textile prints for the awning covers.