BMW Showroom Grapevine, Texas

Skyvane Roof Solar Shading System

A new 300,000 square foot BMW showroom has been completed in Grapevine, Texas, complete with an eye-catching external solar shading solution courtesy of Levolux.

A roof solar shading – or Brise Soleil – solution was required to shield staff, visitors and vehicles in the showroom from direct sunlight. Levolux was invited to develop a cost-effective solar shading solution applied externally.

Product Features


400 x 100 mm aluminium aerofoils


Bright white polyester powder coated finish



Skyvane Brise Soleil

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The brise soleil solar shading solution installed at this new BMW showroom in Texas comprises an imposing high-level canopy that extends across the two-storey showroom. The impressive horizontal structure stands 12.5m in height, supported by 600mm diameter steel columns, and measures almost 100m long by 21m deep.

Secured within a steel grid structure, Levolux engineered 382 extruded aluminium aerofoils, which are divided into 42 individual bays. The aerofoils, each measuring 400mm wide by 100mm deep, run from east to west, with free spans of up to 7.2m.

All aerofoils are inclined at an angle of 29 degrees to counter the position of the sun in the south. The spacing between aerofoils ranges from just 470mm in the south of the canopy, increasing to 1290mm in the north.

All aluminium components supplied by Levolux, including the single-piece extruded aerofoils, in addition to structural end caps and side plates, are finished in a bright white powder coating to deliver a striking aesthetic. 



Gensler (Architects)


Grapevine, Texas, USA