Air distribution system provider Trox has supplied recessed and exposed chilled beams to the rebuilt Newcastle City Library.
The Trox active beams were flush mounted in the ceiling. Due to space restrictions not all beams could be supplied with ducted fresh air so some were individually fan powered, but still maintained the same visuall appearance.
Also on this project there were some special areas within the library referred to as “glass boxes”. Here, the beams were visible from all sides and there was no false ceiling so Trox multi service chilled beams (MSCBs) were specified with the fan boxes.
The challenge was to make the assembly aesthetically pleasing despite being exposed.
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