Solar shading from Levolux has been used on Foster + Partners’ Folkestone Academy in Kent.
Inside, 800 Levolux internal roller blinds were fitted to reduce glare and control light levels. These are available in a wide range of flame-retardant fabrics, proving a visually attractive solution.
Levolux also fitted 400 aluminium aerofoil fins above the entrances and 300 fins on the glazing, reducing solar heat gain by a claimed 95%.
Parts of the building, including a plant room, were screened using Levolux’s ventilation louvres. The roof above the sports hall was also covered with the louvres to screen unsightly ducting.