University campus sunshades

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

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

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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.

 

Result

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

 

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