Courtesy of Alumco
Abu Dhabi, UAE
ClearShade honeycomb glazing CS-TTW3.8. TrueWhite in 3.8mm cell diameter
The Abu Dhabi Ministry of the Interior (Police headquarters) is Panelite’s first built UAE project in partnership with Alumco, our exclusive manufacturing and distribution partner in the region.
The 22,650 square meter project features a large domed skylight atrium. The center of the skylight displays the Abu Dhabi police department’s logo across approximately 1500 square meters. Bayati Arhitects specified Panelite ClearShade with a TrueWhite 3.8mm cell (TTW3.8) to achieve three goals:
– Provide a white-toned background against which the logo would stand out, but without diminishing the quality of daylight entering the space
– Allow plentiful diffuse daylight.
– Provide solar heat control, critical to comfort and energy savings in the Middle East .
TTW3.8 has the following performance values, which allow it to achieve both daylighting and solar heat control objectives:
34% Visible Light Transmission and 0.20 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient at 40 degrees sun angle.
20% Visible Light Transmission and 0.09 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient at 40 degrees sun angle.
U-Value = 0.33 / Maximum Light to Solar gain ratio = 2.22