Restaurant Wetter on Yppenplatz in Vienna's 16th district chose an unusual solution: a brand new "drop arm awning" from SunSquare.
The "drop arm awning" was fading into the past, until designer Gerald Wurz reconsidered the design for the 21st century. The difference between this design and its historical predecessor: the shaft is not fastened to the wall, rather, it is a moving component. The shaft itself travels away from the wall. The ends of the cloth are attached to the wall with clamps. The wall clamps are fastened to archtecturally appropriate points. Here, Gerald Wurz has designed the first laterally cantilevered construction which is capable of extending past the ends of the facade. In contrast, the traditional "drop arm awning" folded the supports vertical to the facade. When rolled in, the cloth is protected from soiling by a 20 cm wide strip of cloth.