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.
Western Red Cedar Timber Fins
Infiniti Timber Box Fins
Ligniti Ventilation Louvres
Levolux provided its Infiniti timber 44mm x 185mm box fins to the 13m high cylindrical structure that extends out beyond the CUBRIC 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 to form an architectural feature in the reception and circulation areas.
Levolux also provided its Ligniti Ventilation Louvres to screen plant room areas at the CUBRIC building at a 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, along with a unique aesthetic quality.
The Ligniti Louvres were set at a pitch of 75mm and are incorporated into a number of sections extending up to 42m in length and 2.8m 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.