Farnborough project lives up to 3D vision as exhibition centre prepares to open

Farnborough project lives up to 3D vision as exhibition centre prepares to open
Photo source
www.maplesunscreening.co.uk
Visions have been brought to reality at Farnborough Airport.

Maple won a tender to supply and install solar shading for the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

Today, sweeping curves of aluminium brise soleil blades set an aeronautical theme at the new centre... but only after we created a 3D video walkthrough to show the client and architect how it would look.

It’s just another way how Maple can visualise new and complex designs before manufacture ― we also have a samples and prototype facility at our Stockport factory.

The design of the purpose-built venue by architects Terence O’Rourke was heavily influenced by Farnborough’s proud history as the birthplace of British aviation.

Our products make a striking contribution to the theme, with five levels of aerofoil-profiled blades curving in three dimensions round the front façade of the centre, which is due to open for exhibitions, conferences, meetings and corporate events in March 2018.

We used our heavy-duty Aurora blade for added strength across the longer spans of the design, with specialist fixings for cladding and glazed curtain-wall areas. And while some tight curves challenged our design and manufacturing expertise, the result is a seamless sweep of blades that will firmly underline Farnborough’s association with aeronautical testing and development.

The project also included the supply and installation of a louvre screen for the centre’s boiler room to maintain airflow but protect the equipment from the elements (and hide it from view).

600450 Farnborough project lives up to 3D vision as exhibition centre prepares to open glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Metal Technology façade for a ‘diamond’ finish
The former Thales site in the Gatwick Diamond area of Crawley has been transformed into a £19million office development.
PatioMaster stalwart opens new East Midlands franchise
PatioMaster East Midlands has recently opened its doors and is run by former Epwin Group employee, Neil Dattani.
Focus on quality and service, as Emplas celebrates 40th anniversary in style
Emplas has set out its plans for growth and continuing investment as part of a special celebration to mark its 40th year in business.
Thermoseal Group is an International Fast Track 200 business!
As published in the ninth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table, Thermoseal Group has been ranked no.41 in the league of businesses with fastest-growing international sales.
AMETEK Land to Present Next-Generation Thermal Imaging Solution at European Society of Glass Conference 2018
AMETEK Land will showcase its award-winning, real-time, in-furnace thermal imaging Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass at the European Society of Glass (ESG) Conference, July 8-13, at Le Grand Large Convention Centre, in Saint-Malo, France.
Glazerite keeps ahead of market trends with new products from DOORCO
As a longstanding industry name, with almost 20 years trading under its belt, The Glazerite UK Group is a leading supplier of windows, doors and conservatories to the UK market place.

From industry

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Wrightstyle Ltd.
Thermoseal Group Ltd.
Thermoseal Group Ltd.
Thermoseal Group Ltd.

Add new comment