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This project is for a relatively new building type – the smoking shelter – created by the 2006 Health Act, which came into force on 01 July 2007. This states that smoking is forbidden within structures that were substantially enclosed. To allow smoking a smoking shelter has to be less than 'substantially enclosed'. This means that more than 50% of its sides must be permanently open. In most instances planning consent is not required, however this shelter is located within a conservation area and consent was required. As the openness is required to ensure good air movement it seemed appropriate to look at the design of sun shelters that provide cooling by allowing the air to move through the building structure. This shelter is for a late-night smoothie bar (alcohol free), which caters for the local clientele by providing hookahs with multi-hoses.