Waterfront locations are prized in the City of Sails. With their prime location on Auckland’s quay, HeadQuarters Viaduct restaurant and bar, commonly known as HQ Viaduct, is onto a winner. Here, patrons dine and socialise near the water, in the unique ambience where the inner city meets the busy, beautiful and ever-changing harbourside.
As a destination where enjoyment is top of the menu, HQ Viaduct turned to outdoor umbrella specialists Shade7 to ensure the best outdoor dining experience for patrons.
New Zealand waterfront locations experience the full gamut of weather conditions, from balmy to downright dangerous. While no one will be dining outside in a storm, outdoor umbrellas must be strong and durable to withstand ocean winds, driving rain, and unremitting marine conditions. During summer, our ozone-layer challenged nation needs the full benefit of UV protection.
Shade7 has solutions to all this and more, and six Tempest outdoor umbrellas and eight Venice outdoor umbrellas were installed at HQ Viaduct. The Shade7 install team loved the location, and worked closely with the restaurant to ensure effective restaurant business-as-usual during the installation.
The statuesque Tempest outdoor umbrellas and elegant Venice outdoor umbrellas offer different advantages, but are both extremely durable and perfectly suited to challenging waterfront conditions. The telescopic heavy-duty Tempest is engineered to withstand wind gusts of 80-100kph. The lightweight Venice with its amazing fibreglass rods can withstand gusts of 60-80kph. Both umbrella canopies are European-made acrylic canvas with the best available colourfastness, and an excellent UPF 80 rating with maximum protection from harmful UV light.
Both umbrellas are perfectly suited to commercial coastal locations, and can be seen throughout New Zealand and across the Pacific at quality resorts and venues. For example, the Venice outdoor umbrella features vibrantly at Schnappa Rock, and the Sofitel resort in Fiji. The Tempest outdoor umbrella features prominently with two other Shade7 outdoor umbrellas at the Hilton Koro.
To discuss your commercial umbrella or residential project, simply contact one of the team at Shade7 or visit our Auckland showroom.