Pretoria University / South Africa

Pretoria University / South Africa


The University of Pretoria is one of South Africa's multi-campus public research universities.  A new campus was designed to be covered with semi-transparent glazing that will thermally insulate, deliver a good solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), and perform well with wind loads.

ASTRA Group, a South Africa based designer-installer and a long-time partner of Palram, installed SUNPAL Solar Control on the building's southern side, clear SUNLITE was used for the interior windows, and 20mm Solar Control SUNLITE placed in aluminium shopfront frames was used as interior partitioning, allowing the light from the outside to flood the entire building. Solar Control is one of the special tints used in SolarSmart technology, which admits high levels of natural daylight while reflecting outwards infrared radiation that creates heat.


  • Products: Sunlite and  Sunpal 
  • Product Types: SUNPAL 18 mm Solar Control, SUNLITE 10 mm Clear, SUNLITE 20 mm Solar Control
  • Application Type: Internal and external glazing
  • Coverage: 2,000 m²
  • Architect: Andre Eksteen, EarthWorld Architects
  • Installation: ASTRA Group
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa