markilux awnings promote
uniform cityscape

Inspirierende Referenzen aus dem öffentlichen Raum

Uniform sun protection systems
in the town center of Ochtrup

The city of Ochtrup approached the

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with a request for uniform shading in the city center. After initial discussions, markilux developed a uniform concept for shading the outdoor seating areas for three catering establishments from 2019 to 2021. An ice cream parlor, a pub and an inn were each to be equipped with the same awning system in a uniform frame and fabric color. The aim was to create a harmonious overall image.

The markilux pergola classic was chosen because of its appearance. As a filigree alternative to sunshades, the pergolas blend in perfectly with their surroundings. In order to provide shade for larger outdoor areas, multi-span systems were installed here in some cases. Central requirements for the project in Ochtrup were high product quality and comprehensive service, in other words exactly what the

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offers in close cooperation with the local specialist partner.

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  • Reference picture markilux pergola classic with cream fabric cover and anthracite frame over ice cream parlor in Ochtrup
  • Reference image of mx pergola classic with radiant heaters in Ochtrup from the side
  • Reference image of an mx pergola classic in Ochtrup
  • Reference picture markilux pergola classic with light gray fabric cover and anthracite frame in Ochtrup

Awnings as a design element
of stores in Mohnheim shopping arcade

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 coherent overall image. All stores received a markilux 5010. Dimensions and colour selection vary according to the size and color concept of the store. Matched to the building materials, the awning covers were chosen in matching, warm colors.

In addition to the uniform design of the sun protection, the focus in the selection of the awning manufacturer was on quality and service, so that markilux was awarded the contract here. It was important to the decision-makers and planners that the products have a long operating life and that reliable after-sales service is guaranteed by a specialist company.

Which awning model is suitable
for shading municipal squares?

The question of which awning is best suited as sun protection for public spaces cannot be answered in such a general way. Depending on the requirements for form, function and appearance, the models and equipment options offer different advantages.

Folding arm and vertical blaind awnings
for shop windows

If the shading concept of a municipality is aimed at making stores and shopping centers shine in a uniform splendor, vertical blaind or window awnings are particularly suitable. This ensures sun protection for the store. Unlike cafes or restaurants, retail customers tend to stay indoors, so there is no need for extensive outdoor shading. Folding arm and vertical blaind awnings therefore provide the protection that is needed.

Even if a uniform design of the shopping street is in the foreground, the identity of the store should not be completely lost. To make the store's branding visible to the outside world, we offer individual textile prints for the awning covers. The

markilux team : project
will be happy to advise you on the various possibilities.

  • Reference picture mx 730 in Bad Doberan
  • Reference picture markilux 1600 730 with gray fabric cover and the logo of a Kaufmann's store
  • markilux 1600 730 Ref Bad Doberan CE677-095 202106

Pergola models
for outdoor gastronomy in the city center

As the reference from Ochtrup illustrates, the right choice of awning helps to create a harmonious overall image in the city center. The right combination of model, colour, cover pattern and additional features such as heat and light creates a unique ambience. With a well thought-out sun protection concept, the city shines in a beautiful light not only during the day. Also in the evening, in wind and weather and even in rain, the outdoor gastronomy remains attractive and attracts customers. Thus, sun protection not only provides shade, but also indirectly revitalizes the city center.

Our pergola models, which can be supplemented with vertical blinds if required, are particularly suitable for restaurants. This creates a cozy atmosphere that invites you to linger in the city for a long time.

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  • Reference picture of a markilux pergola stretch for the outdoor area of a restaurant in St. Peter-Ording
  • mx pergola classic Ref Köln 002

sunvas fabric perla FR:
flame retardant and waterproof

In public building matters, there are often special aspects to be considered that must be implemented as a mandatory requirement of the city. If specific fire protection regulations have to be complied with, this should be taken into account when choosing the appropriate awning cover. The flame-retardant and waterproof sunvas fabric is suitable here. In addition, the special fabric protects against rain. Thus, the fabric perla FR offers several advantages for public sun protection.


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uniform cityscape
important to you?

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