The project included the installation of 4 x Retractable Shade Sails consisting of 220m2 for the Samphire Hotel, located on Rottnest Island which is both logistically and environmentally a challenging site. The retractable sails provided shade cover over the sand bar so hotel guests can enjoy a drink on even the hottest days, while also being able to be retracted back to enjoy the coastal views and night stars. The integration of the shade sails into the purpose built timber clad frame and looping effect of the fabric contributed to the luxe resort style feel and fit seamlessly into the hotel aesthetic. With the project being at a coastal location, it was extremely important that any fixings and parts used in the design and installation were marine-grade stainless steel. As each of the retractable shade sails was covering a large area, upgraded hardware had to be used to be able to sustain high winds and prevailing weather experienced on the island. The Soltex team coordinated the transportation of both the large sails and scaffolding equipment required to erect the shade sails 6m high, which included permits from Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) to be able to drive the trucks on the island. The design and installation met the clients brief and provided a Mediterranean style luxury escape. With the retractable shade sails now in place, the space is now better utilised and provides the hotel an area to entertain whilst providing shade for their patrons.



Rottnest island, Perth WA



Shaderunner Retractable Sail



Four Shaderunners at 5m x 11m



Outlook Mode Chalk


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