University Campus Sunshades

Apr 12, 2018 2:21:03 PM   /   Simon Hoyle

University Campus Shades | Insol Ltd


A new university campus was completed in 2017, and is a world-class research and educational facility.

Architect: Warren & Mahoney

Contractor: Hawkins Construction

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The Brief

When construction was already underway, we were asked to provide options for solar shading for long strip windows.

 Key Challenges

  • To engineer a structural fixing of 700mm deep window hoods through extruded aluminium cladding.
  • To comply with the requirement of different colours to each side of the window hood assembly.

 Our Approach

We designed a very robust window hood consisting of a two-piece extruded aluminium mounting system, and incorporated twin-skin sheet metal covers.


Our purpose-built system provides the necessary shade, while complying with the original architectural requirements.


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