Kingston Butter Factory Quasar
Location: Kingston, QLD
Completion Date: June 2021
Size: 112 sqm
Fabric: PVC - Mehler FR900N
Client: HEH Civil Pty Ltd
Photography: © Natahsa Walker / MakMax Australia
The historic Kingston Butter Factory site, in the heart of Logan, has been transformed into a new cultural precinct. The Logan City Council redevelopment project delivered a world-class cultural precinct that celebrates art, community and entertainment. The Plaza area features a stylish Quasar Modular shade structure that creates a covered outdoor space perfect for local community events and regular farmers’ markets.
Showing the adaptability of our Quasar Modular Shade Structure to create eye-catching outdoor spaces, the Kingston Butter Factory shade area is created by two QS80 with a single canopy.
By linking the structures, we not only increased the shade and weather protected area but also produces a distinctive geometric form that is visually impactful. The ‘hypar’ design creates an aesthetically pleasing and unique shade solution which compliments the creative undertone of the revitalised precinct.
The 2 linked Quasar QS80 units (8m x 16m) installed in the plaza area of the cultural precinct incorporate a stunning white PVC membrane and Dulux “Monument” powder coated steel to create an elegant shade structure. Architectural grade PVC fabric, Mehler FR900-N with a Nano-Titanium PVDF coating, was chosen to provide a high level of shade and weather protection.
Since completion of the Quasar shade structure, the plaza has been decorated with a colourful piece of artwork by local artist Sally Terare. The artwork, titled ‘Wander free’, is a contemporary design that depicts the interconnected nature of the flora, fauna and environment of the local area.
Overall, the outdoor space has been transformed into a playful and creative feature as you enter the precinct.