CUBRIC Building, Cardiff

Infiniti Timber Box Fin & Ligniti Louvre screening solutions

Levolux designed, supplied and installed its Infiniti Timber Box Fin screening solution at the £44 million Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) building at Cardiff University’s Innovation Campus.

The Infiniti Timber Box Fin screening solution provides an aesthetically pleasing, natural finish to the new building.

Product Features


Western Red Cedar Timber Fins



Infiniti Timber Box Fins


Ligniti Ventilation Louvres

Levolux provided its Infiniti Timber 44 x 185 mm Box Fins to the 13 m high cylindrical structure that extends out beyond the building’s glazed curtain walling. The screening solution comprises up to seven rows of vertically arranged fins, engineered from untreated Western Red Cedar. The Infiniti Timber fins are set at 250mm centres and are fixed at a 45 degree angle to create an interesting aesthetic that changes, depending on your viewpoint.
The timber fins are virtually maintenance free and will be allowed to weather naturally as they develop an attractive silver-grey patina. Indeed, the timber fins were also selected for use inside the building, being used to form an architectural feature in the reception and circulation areas.

Levolux also provided its Ligniti Ventilation Louvres to screen plantroom areas at high level. Levolux’s Contour and High Performance Ventilation Louvres were utilised to provide an attractive, yet highly weather-resistant facade. Extruded aluminium louvres feature an effective ‘S’ shaped profile. This delivers the optimum performance, both in terms of airflow, resistance to wind and rain and their aesthetic quality.

The Ligniti Louvres were set at a pitch of 75mm and are incorporated into a number of sections extending up to 42 metres in length and 2.8 metres in height. The louvred facade at roof level is fitted with integral double louvred doors, to facilitate easy access to plant and equipment for routine servicing, maintenance and cleaning.



IBI Group


Cardiff, UK