Pretoria University / South Africa
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL GLAZING // MULTIWALL POLYCARBONATE
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.