- Project Architect:
- Perth Zoo, 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth Western Australia
Everbright Translucent Areas Front Entrance Perth Zoo Western Australia
This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system and showcases itís suitability for top end commercial developments.
Everbright E610 was used recently on the front entrance at Perth Zoo, South Perth, WA. This development consisted of the following areas;
3 x mono pitched translucent tapering triangle roof areas, incorporation locking system LS2.1. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available. Our panels simply clip together making the installation process very rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site.
The total project area was 50sqm.
The design brief for this new entrance canopy, was for a modern unique looking translucent system, that had superior thermal performance and large span potential.
Due to the nature of this facility the client was looking for a product that was self cleaning, fully trafficable and impact resistance. Additionally the selected material was required to have a long life span and superior acoustic performance characteristics.
Another major consideration was for a system that could provide as much natural light as possible for these areas and be ascetically pleasing. Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this development giving the desired results, as the Everbright system is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today. The Everbright E610 system gives a unique visual appearance and minimizes structural requirements making use of all the natural light available. Since less structure is required with our system less shadows are created, and as such the natural light translucency is at its full potential.
Our premiére product enhanced this development with its clean modern look, which created the correct ambience, provides a comfortable environment and protection from the elements for all the visitors at the Zoo.
Opal was the colour selected with 65% light transmissions. Makrolon 1243 is the material used in our polycarbonate roofing system, which is part of the worldwide Bayer Group.
Everbright E610 comes with a manufactures worldwide 10 year warranty and the panels have a life expectancy in excess of 35 years.
Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. E610's 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. 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 Zoo, 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.