With temperatures breaking records this year, everyone is doing all they can to avoid the oppressive summer heat. And when it comes to avoiding the heat, choosing a shady spot might be a lifesaver. Awnings, umbrellas, and canopies are helpful in this situation.
Rather than installing a plastic cover as is customary, the Spanish city of Malaga devised a more inventive and environmentally responsible solution. Local crochet instructor Eva Pacheco was employed by the city’s Department of the Environment three years ago. She and her pupils fashioned a giant rainbow canopy that spans along Malaga’s retail center. Every summer, Pacheco and her pupils add more material to the existing parasol, which spans a massive 500 square meters.
#1 Eva Pacheco, a Spanish crochet instructor, and her pupils erected a colorful canopy in Malaga’s retail center.
#2 Pacheco and her pupils have been working on the project for three years, and each year they add additional content.
#3 The canopy stretches over 60 meters and spans 500 square meters.
#4 See more photos of this vibrant canopy in the gallery below!
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