Langley Academy, Berkshire
LEVOLUX DELIVERS A LESSON IN SUSTAINABILITY
Levoluxs Timber Fin Solar Shading system was hand picked for architects Foster + Partners new-age Langley Academy of Science in Berkshire.
Replacing a troubled 7,000sqm school, the unique new build 10,000sqm academy is re-inventing the school experience and educating its 1150 students in many science related subjects, including sustainability.
The buildings design is a model of environmental excellence, with numerous examples of energy efficient technology in practice. Taking pride of place among these is Levoluxs state-of-the-art Timber Fin solar shading system.
Levolux installed 657 of its Timber Fins over the glazing of the curvaceous building, providing a highly effective method of solar shading for its classrooms, laboratories and work spaces.
Not only does it deliver the optimum classroom environment, but by reducing solar heat gain, the schools need for air conditioning is greatly reduced. Subsequently the need for energy is reduced and so the overall carbon footprint of the academy is lowered.
With the exterior cladding constructed of wood, the option of using Levoluxs Timber Fins was the natural choice. The use of Western Red Cedar works with the exterior walls to further enhance the buildings stunning aesthetics. Encapsulating the architects vision for an inherently eco-friendly project, all timber supplied by Levolux was derived from sustainable sources.
Levoluxs successful work alongside award winning architects, such as Foster + Partners, demonstrates its position at the forefront of the solar shading industry, with unparalleled expertise and experience.
The Levolux product range offers a wide array of custom shading solutions in a number of different finishes, delivering any project the perfect design every time.
Like all Solar Shading systems from Levolux, the Timber Fins used on Langley Academy are backed with the companys design, manufacture and installation package, along with a three year warranty.