Project Architect:
Silbert & Associates Architects
Location:
Perth Mosque, William Street Northbridge, Perth Western Australia

Curved Translucent Canopies William Street Mosque Perth Western Australia

Unique appearance

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system and showcases it's suitability for top end commercial developments.

Everbright E610 Opal was installed recently at the Perth Mosque on William Street in Northbridge, Perth, WA as a curved entrance canopy. Everbright E610 was extruded and supplied in 5.4mtr curved panel lengths and in 600mm configurations. Our panels simply clip together, making the installation process rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site. Locking system 1 applied for this development which simply means there are 6 polycarbonate locking bars required out of every 6 chambers. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available.

The installation process is very simple with our 74mm polycarbonate system, and construction time is dramatically reduced. Installation time on this project was one day and three tradesmen were available on site. The total area was 56sqm the curved panel length was 5.4mtr x 2.6mtr wide x 4 off.

The design brief for this development was for a modern looking translucent system, which would utilize all the natural light available, providing a pleasant entrance to the Mosque.

The clients specifications was for a superior looking product, that would provide this new building with a modern sophisticated design feature.

Additionally due to the location of this project, the client was looking for a product that was self cleaning, extremely strong, durable and had a long life span.

Another major stipulation was for the selected material to have superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics.

Our product was selected and now provides a clean elegant modern look, whilst maintaining a comfortable environment for visitors all year round.

Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this development giving the desired effect, as it is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today.

Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. E610 Integral locking bars hide the aspect of where a panel starts and where it finishes, so it becomes a continuous system giving a uniformed and conformed design feature. Creating an architectural flare, that isn't possible with any other polycarbonate system available on the market. Our system only needs to be secured with washer and screw fixings provided to both the lower and higher end of the panels, all the joints are self sealing once the integral locking bar is fitted. Other systems would necessitate the need for a framed grid work support system across the entire roof.

E610 polycarbonate panels incorporate an excellent safety factor. All loading criteria are based on 0.75kN/sqm and a 50% safety factor as part of a standard specification detailing.

Everbright E610 major advantages at a glance:

  • Rapid installation
  • Superior free span (see design loads)
  • Can be extruded to a maximum 20.5mtr
  • Minimal additional structure required with our system
  • Strongest translucent material in the world (74mm profile)
  • 100% fully trafficable
  • Passed the AS1562.3-2006 sand bag test
  • Impact resistance
  • Intruder resistance
  • Cyclone rated
  • Superior thermal/ acoustic performance
  • Long life span
  • Coextruded UV protection layer
  • Australian manufactured
  • Unique jointing arrangement
  • Self cleaning dome shape
  • Light weight product

This project is located at Perth Mosque, William Street Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • Curved applications

    Curved applications

  • Large free span

    Large free span

  • Modern uniformed look

    Modern uniformed look

  • Elegant design feature

    Elegant design feature

  • 65% light transmission

    65% light transmission

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance

  • Simple construction

    Simple construction

  • High quality finish

    High quality finish