Levolux designed, supplied and installed its Infiniti Aluminium Aerofoil Fin system at the multi-storey car park at Yeovil District Hospital. The site forms part of the hospital’s access and parking scheme.
The solution is comprised of Levolux’s Infiniti aluminium aerofoil fins in a vertical arrangement, backed with mesh panels. The fins, which were specified to increase the aesthetic appeal of the parking structure, were applied to all four elevations of the car park to form flowing patterns when viewed along the length of the elevations.
Variety of Aerofoil fin sizes
Precision manufacturing to achieve notch locations
Infiniti Aluminium Aerofoil Fins
In total, Levolux designed, manufactured and installed 480 vertical, aerofoil-shaped fins for the multi-storey car park at Yeovil District Hospital. These Infiniti aluminium aerofoil fins extend more than 8 metres in height – rising 1.8 metres above the roof level and cantilevering below the lowest horizontal carrier rail in a waveform pattern. Notches in the design create a distinctive series of waves across the fins.
240mm x 65mm profiles were installed to the south-, east- and west-facing elevations with pitches that vary from 300 to 500 mm. On the 100m long south-facing elevation, a distinctive series of waves were created through a series of notches that have been aligned to create three distinct waves that rise and fall as they extend around the car park. The notched fins create an interesting and unusual aesthetic, which changes depending on the perspective of the viewer. Further visual stimulus is also achieved as some fins are inclined at an angle.
On the north-facing elevation, a more cost-effective solution was delivered with smaller fins (190mm x 55mm) installed at greater spacings (400mm to 600mm) and without the notch effect.
The aluminium fins were finished with a light grey polyester powder coating, whilst the supporting components, including the horizontal carrier rails and expanded mesh panels, were given a dark grey powder-coated finish.
Levolux strives to provide value to its clients by solving technical problems, developing commercial solutions and managing technical risks. In this instance at Yeovil District Hospital, Levolux was able to:
i) help provide a cost-effective solution by designing two different sizes of fin;
ii) customise the fins, through notching, to deliver the specific aesthetic requirements of the development.