Sun protection solutions for
daycare centers and schools

Learning in a protected atmosphere
Playing in the best shade in the world
Reference image on glass awning markilux 8800 over a large skylight of a school
Kindergarten children sit on the terrace under a double-sided awning.

Play and learn
in the best shadow in the world

Outdoor living is by no means limited to leisure time. Fresh air should also not be missing in kindergarten, school or other educational institutions. So that children, pupils and students can enjoy their time outside protected from the sun, the planning service of our

also includes the field of daycare centers and schools. Since the outdoor areas of such facilities often have to meet special conditions and are often laid out over a larger area than a private garden, we are happy to share our experience in the areas of planning and implementing large-scale sun protection solutions. Individual consultation is very important to us. Coupled with professional installation by qualified specialist partners, this results in successful projects that put sandboxes, swings or schoolyards in the shade.

Schools and educational institutions

Reference image on glass awning markilux 8800 over a large skylight of a school

Break in the fresh air provides
new energy

When the gong sounds, the masses of students stream out of their classes into the break hall, to the kiosk, or better yet, into the schoolyard. As oxygen levels in the classroom dwindle, so does concentration, so the break is a welcome change and respite. Outside, students can get a breath of fresh air and recharge their batteries for the lessons ahead.

In the younger grades, the urge to go outside is often even stronger and more independent of the weather than in the higher grades. Elementary school students need the break as a balance from learning to play and romp. Older students, on the other hand, often prefer to stay inside when the weather isn't really cooperating. With a well thought-out sun and weather protection solution, the outdoor break becomes attractive at (almost) any time.

Outdoor classroom:
learning in a great atmosphere

Even outside of break times, markilux awning systems can add value to the outdoor areas of schools. As an alternative to the classic classroom, models such as markilux markant can be used to create entire outdoor classrooms. Lessons in the fresh air, protected from the sun's rays, are a highlight for students and, thanks to the change of perspective from indoors to outdoors, bring zest and variation to the school day.

Kitas and kindergartens

Reference image of a markilux syncra fix 1600 in the midst of high-rise buildings above a play area for children

More play space
for children

With the right sun and weather protection, the play space available to children in the daycare center or kindergarten can be expanded. Regardless of the weather and season, children can develop more freely outside and are not limited to the interior of the daycare center. In addition to the classic activities such as handicrafts and painting, there is also the opportunity to discover nature outside and to move around without restrictions. This makes the day in the kindergarten varied and balanced.

in the fresh air

Spending time outside is important and beneficial for children's development. Outside the inside of the daycare center or kindergarten, which is protected from the weather, children learn to adapt to different situations. No matter what the weather, new exciting activities can always be found. Playing in nature encourages creativity and a spirit of discovery. Children are thus encouraged to engage with their surroundings, which also benefits their mental development.

Playing in the fresh air, outside the closed rooms, should nevertheless take place within a protected framework. For this reason, a well thought-out concept for the outdoor area of daycare centers or kindergartens is essential. Even though children should spend time outdoors all year round, kindergarten activities take place outside, especially in the summer. To protect against intense sunlight, markilux awnings and awning systems help provide a safe playground for children. The

markilux team : project
works with you to develop individual solutions that meet your requirements and provide optimum shade for the existing area.

Kleinkind in Badehose und mit Sonnenmütze sowie einer Sonnencremesonne auf dem Rücken.

Safe play
protected from UV rays

Exercise, play, fun: children want to go outside - and there they should be optimally protected.

For children, aggressive sun rays are particularly dangerous. Our awning covers in sunsilk and sunvas quality offer the highest possible UV protection for textiles with UPF 50+. The skin's own protection is supported by more than 50 times. This means that children can stay outside for long periods without being exposed to direct sunlight. This keeps playing in the fresh air healthy instead of harmful.

Whether freestanding awning systems, patio or vertical blaindings - a markilux designer awning offers the perfect shade and security for young and old.

Colorful awnings
for kindergartens

  • Reference image of a markilux 1600 above the dining area of a kindergarten in Langenbrettach
  • Reference image of a markilux syncra flex 1600 over a children's play area
  • markilux syncra fix 5010 Ref Müllheim 008_2016
  • Reference image of a markilux syncra over a sandbox in Cloppenburg, Germany
  • Awning system markilux syncra with markilux 1700 in silver with red striped cloth over sandbox

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markilux syncra Ref Kiga Salzburg 010 2019

Kindergartens and daycare centers

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