Levolux designed, supplied and installed its Infiniti Secret-Fix Aluminium Aerofoil Fin solar shading system to provide a strong architectural feature at this new, glazed contemporary office development near Gatwick Airport
Large sized box fins
Bright green polyester powder coating
Thermally broken connection back to structure
Infiniti Aluminium Aerofoil Fins
Infiniti Aluminium Box Fins
The Levolux solar shading solution at 4 Gatwick Road provided a perfect opportunity to showcase the flexibility of its Infiniti fin solar shading system.
Levolux designed and manufactured a new Infiniti aluminium 100mm x 750mm box fin. The 4m long fins were fixed vertically on all four storeys of the east and west-facing elevations. The bright green colour of the fins provides a striking and distinctive feature, contrasting with the more neutral colours of the facade.
Levolux’s Infiniti Aluminium Aerofoil Fin solar shading system was installed on the south-facing elevation. Here, the 200mm wide Infiniti fins were installed horizontally, set at a pitch of 250mm and fixed at an angle of 28 degrees. To the building’s main entrance, solar shading fins were installed in a continuous stack for the full height of the glazed facade. The remainder of the ground floor benefits from arrays of 7 fins, whereas the higher storeys required arrays of 4 fins to ensure the requisite transmission of natural light without excessive solar glare and heat gain.
The Infiniti Aluminium Aerofoil fins used at 4 Gatwick Road spanned approximately 3 metres between aluminium carrier arms. The Levolux external solar shading solution was tied back to structure using its patented Triniti bracket. The Triniti bracket provides a thermal break between the solar shading and curtain walling systems, thereby minimising heat loss and noise transmission.
The Infiniti aerofoil fins and carrier arms were finished with a subtle grey polyester powder coating.