Cushion roofs for public buildings
For the University of Southampton Buitink Technology installed
two roof lights of ETFE in the "Hartley Library Learning Centre".
The roof lights are part of a renovation project and provide the
building with a modern and transparent appearance .
Design of the "Hartley Library Learning Centre" renovation is
made by Wilson Mason Architects in London. The roof lights each
consist of two air cushions of 4 x 6 m; totally 4 cushions
Implementation ETFE cushions
These roof lights are made from a transparent foil with print.
Roof light cushions consist of three layers of foil: an outer layer
of 200 my, a middle layer of 150 my and an inner layer of 150 my.
The print is on the inner face of the outer layer of ETFE foil
The inflation system used in the "Hartley Library Learning
Centre" consists of two units. Each unit is capable of maintaining
the pressure in two cushions, even when 10% of the cushions are
damaged. Each unit has an automatic control system installed with
one operational fan and one stand-by. Pressure failure in the
cushions will trigger an alarm in the monitoring system of the
||Architectenbureau Wilson Mason, Londen
||Buitink technology, Duiven
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