SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS: THE ADVANTAGES OF TEXTILE
The school playground combines many uses within a kindergarten, a primary school, a secondary school or even a high school. It provides shelter for pupils, offers shelter in bad weather and hot weather, and provides a space for recreation and games. For its installation, there are different solutions, such as the composite membrane. What are the advantages of textile architecture for this type of project?
TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE: MULTIPLE DESIGN POSSIBILITIES
Just like a textile façade, a schoolyard equipped with a composite membrane enhances the architecture of your buildings. It can be adapted to various styles and constraints in order to fit into different environments. In compliance with NV 65 and CTS safety standards, textile architecture takes into account all the design aspects of your project:
- The load-bearing capacity of the materials and their adjustable tensile strength: tensile strength, thickness ;
- The dimensions of the school playground: height and surface area depending on the school, as well as the number of classes and pupils it accommodates;
- The possibility of integrating several adjacent or independent structures;
- Customisation options: colour of the composite fabric, appearance of the posts, etc.
- The school canopies can be self-supporting or leaning against the facades of the buildings.
THE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND: AN ESSENTIAL SHELTER FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
The school playground remains a privileged place to gather pupils, organise events and allow children to have fun. It is a transitional space between the school and the playground and provides permanent shelter from the elements and the harshness of the season. The composite fabric can be of varying degrees of translucency, providing natural light for optimum comfort.
The composite membrane, which acts as the fabric, also has a low thermal inertia. This means that there is no heat transfer. This prevents the temperature under the covered area from rising. In addition, it provides valuable shade from UV rays and glare on sunny days in summer. This is essential to ensure the safety of the children and to prevent any alarming symptoms, such as sunstroke.
THE COMPOSITE MEMBRANE FOR A SCHOOL PLAYGROUND: AN ECONOMICAL AND DURABLE STRUCTURE
SMC2’s know-how is applied to many innovative architectural creations, such as modular wooden constructions dedicated to the education sector or multi-sports halls. Whatever the structure concerned, it is important to take into account the management and operating costs of the assets. This is also true for school playgrounds in textile architecture. They require only the simplest of occasional maintenance, in particular through the application of an anti-fouling varnish.
A textile fabric is perfectly waterproof and is protected against UV rays, dirt, natural ageing and atmospheric pollutants. This ensures its longevity and durability for many years. In addition, the cost of building a school playground with a composite membrane is less expensive than structures with “classic” materials. Its lifespan is equivalent or even superior. SMC2 creations are guaranteed for 25 to 30 years, making them a long-lasting investment.
ANCHOR EACH SCHOOL PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE STRATEGY
With SMC2, choosing a school playground with composite fabric also means benefiting from a sustainable development policy. The metal-textile structures respect eco-responsible criteria in order to reduce the environmental impact at the time of installation, then during occupation and use of the premises. Each material used is subject to rigorous selection. Wood, metal and composite fabric are designed to be fully recyclable at the end of their life cycle. During the construction process, you save energy and the building is ready for use more quickly.
(Gérald Kraemer school group – Nursery and elementary playground – SMC2 – Rognac (France) )