FORM Claremont

FORM Gallery and Café in Claremont is a community-driven initiative under FORM’S “Shelter” campaign.


FORM required a versatile outdoor space that could facilitate public events and protect visitors rain or shine. Soltex was engaged to deliver a solution that would complement the existing building and heritage while providing essential shelter to enable year-round operation.

Our recommendation was the Soltex All Seasons Operable Louvre Roof which provides both shade and shelter while allowing control over natural light and ventilation. Recognising FORM’s not-for-profit status, Soltex provided design, engineering, and labour services at no cost. Overcoming additional challenges posed by the building’s heritage listing and strict council requirements, Soltex worked in close collaboration with FORM, heritage experts, and the local council.

Birds eye view display of the opening louvre roof system at the cafe FORM in Claremont
The scenic outdoor area FORM Gallery and Cafe, Claremont with people seated under it's operable louvre roof
Two men seated in the shade at the cafe, FORM, in Claremont under an Operable Louvre Roof System

The Soltex All Seasons Operable Louvre Roof has created an adaptable outdoor space for FORM and is a stunning example of innovative design and effective collaboration. Feedback from the community, visitors, and event organisers has been overwhelmingly positive. Soltex’s after-sales service ensures ongoing maintenance of the Soltex All Seasons Operable Louvre Roof, providing FORM peace of mind when planning their busy events calendar.

Project details
  • FORM Gallery & Café, Claremont, Perth
  • Operable Louvre Roof
  • 6m x 10m
  • Obsidian
Birds eye view of an opening louvre roof over the seating area of the cafe FORM, Claremont
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