Kalwall® translucent cladding has been seen to spectacular effect at Rayleigh Durham Airport in North Carolina, as part of a project designed by architects Clark Nexsen.
The brief was to freshen up the ageing 1981 Terminal 1; colloquially referred to as the ‘blue box’, the original rectangular building was put together using blue corrugated metal, making it dark and something of an eyesore.
Meanwhile, the inside was somewhat chaotic with a dismal passenger flow. In a £50m scheme, a striking new terminal has been created in a complete redesign.
Kalwall is often called upon for prestigious projects of this nature, whereby top notch quality needs to be matched with visuals, practicality and a considerable life-cycle.
Providing a neat and cost effective solution, Kalwall offers total line-of-sight protection, preserving privacy for building occupants while soaking the interior with daylight, no matter what the weather is doing.
Crucially, Kalwall obliterates shadows and glare and the stark contrasts of light and shade. The system renders blinds, curtains or solar control needless and even on cloudy days, the interior is bathed with natural daylight, meaning reduced artificial lighting.
Furthermore, Kalwall being highly insulating means energy costs are reduced, with the standard Kalwall 70mm thick panel offering insulation equivalent to a cavity filled solid wall.
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