Altech Joins Forces with Mitsubishi Chemical America and Auburn University's Rural Studio

The Lions Park Shade project addresses the need for places of refuge throughout the park for the casual park user.  While the park has inherited a beautiful shaded forest, the rest of the 40-acre park can become unbearable in the heat of summer in West Alabama. This project aims to extend the shade past the forest along different areas of the walking trail, creating opportunities for rest, relaxation, and gathering. These newly defined areas will provide greater amenities for recreation and leisure in Lions Park.

The shading structures will coincide with recently planted trees in the park to create a layered canopy that will change over time and throughout the seasons.  The structures will also allow precise shading at certain times of the day and year, offering a unique experience with every park visit.  This system will also provide direct views to the sky, while users still enjoy the shade underneath.

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Project Team:

Callie Eitzen, Julia Long, Alex Therrien, Daniel Toner

Altech & Rural Studio Team's

Altech & Rural Studio Team

Rural Studio Lions Park Shade Project

Rural Studio Lions Park Project

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