Excellence in Construction Innovation awarded for UTS Sun Shading System
UTS Central Sun Shading System has won the Urban Developer 2020 award for ‘Excellence in Construction Innovation’.
The award recognises innovative products, materials, systems or technologies within the building and / or construction sector.
Tilt managed the design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the sun shading system in collaboration with architects fjmt.
The sun shading system is a series of intricate, operable sun shades that integrate seamlessly into the north-facing façade of the building and move to adjust the amount of light and heat. The combination of 44 fixed and 64 operable louvres provides dual functionality, controlled via an optimised algorithm based on the sun’s position throughout the day.
The design concept represents an innovative approach to the management of environmental obligations in architectural design (thermal efficiency) in combination with the delivery of a functional and unique facade.
Tilt coordinated the design by commissioning Parametric Monkey to provide computational modelling and design-to-fabrication services. This enabled us to explore a range of possible outcomes rapidly while controlling specific parameters of the design. By taking this unique approach to detailed design and manufacturing and embracing this evolving digital technology, we were able to manage complex geometries that would traditionally require hundreds of hours to detail.
There were 9000 components included in Tilt’s final design for production.
Congratulations to UTS, fjmt, Richard Crookes and the entire project team.
Close up detail of the Louvre
The perfect balance between form and function.
Here is a ‘detailed look at discovery design and installation’ of the UTS Central Sun Shading System.
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