Fixed louvres bring shade and crisp detailing to the Centennial Building at King’s School

On a facade design where function and aesthetics go hand in hand, the powdercoated Sun Control Overhead Louvres on King’s School Centennial Building are a crowning touch

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Maxi Louvre Blades contribute to the sleek aesthetic of the facade on the Centennial Building at King’s School.

Various shade strategies were employed onthe new King’s School Centennial Building, from the modulated facade to the mesh service gantries. The top floor, however, required a special treatment in the form of architectural louvres – these not only shade the classroom directly below but also bring a sleek aesthetic element to complete the facade.

For the King’s School project, architects Warren and Mahoney specified 300mm Maxi Louvres in a Bracket Fixed configuration, says Louvretec contract manager Terry Elliot.


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Maxi Louvre Blades from Louvretec provide sun control for the Centennial Building at King’s School, Auckland.

“The large sun louvres are fixed at a 45 degree pitch for the most effective sun control – providing strategic shade while at the same time admitting plenty of natural light to the classrooms below.”

Louvretec’s 300mm Maxi Louvres are a large, airfoil shape with very good span widths. The louvres are constructed of aluminium, making them strongly resistant to wear and tear – an imperative given the building’s focus on sustainability.

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Lovretec Maxi Louvre Blades on the Centennial Building at King’s School, Auckland, are fixed at a 45 degree pitch for the most effective sun control.

“Our Sun Louvre blades can be fixed overhead, such as here at King’s School, or fixed in lengths that run horizontally or vertically on the face of a building,” says Elliot. 

“This configuration works well on both residential and commercial buildings. Motorised and hand operable options are also available.

With 20 years in the business, Louvretec offers a variety of designer louvre options. The nationwide company provides 3D renders at design stage and has its own in-house professional installers.

“Louvretec systems, our own proprietary brackets included, are engineered to an architect’s precise requirements. They are distinguished by aesthetic and functional design, high quality and durability.”

For details nationwide, contact Louvretec NZ phone: (09) 415 49 49, email: info@louvretec.co.nz, or alternatively head online: www.louvretec.co.nz

Aug 07, 2018
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