See how architects created new shade designs that protect from the sun, plus much more. The 2014 Sunbrella Future of Shade competition, in partnership with Architizer, garnered more than 110 shade concepts from small shade structures for bus stops and bridges, massive installations for train stations and beaches, and designs with twofold purposes: shade and water collection, art installation and protection from the elements.

Watch competition jurors Fred Bernstein, architecture critic, Scott Campbell, president of Rainier Industries, and Marc Kushner, founder of Architizer, narrow the entries to the top three. Scroll down to see a selection of entries that will expand how you think about shade design.


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