May 2008

Langley Academy1 200x200Levolux’s 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.

Langley Academy2 200x200The building’s design is a model of environmental excellence, with numerous examples of energy efficient technology in practice. Taking pride of place among these is Levolux’s 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.

Langley Academy3 200x200All Timber Fins measure 300mm wide by 44mm thick, engineered from single pieces of timber. The Timber Fins are secured to aluminium support arms, finished in a durable gloss black powder coating.

Not only does it deliver the optimum classroom environment, but by reducing solar heat gain, the school’s 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.

Langley Academy4 200x200With the exterior cladding constructed of wood, the option of using Levolux’s 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 architect’s vision for an inherently eco-friendly project, all timber supplied by Levolux was derived from sustainable sources.

Levolux’s 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.

Langley Academy5 200x200The 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 company’s design, manufacture and installation package, along with a three year warranty.