• A clear view of the City all year round

    February 10, 2017
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    A clear view of the City all year round

    A transparent roof canopy made from film cushions extruded from 3M Dyneon Fluoroplastic ETFE is giving visitors to London’s highest all-weather garden a clear view of the City all year round.

    A clear view of the City all year round

    A transparent roof canopy made from film cushions extruded from 3M Dyneon Fluoroplastic ETFE is giving visitors to London’s highest all-weather garden a clear view of the City all year round.

    A clear view of the City all year round

    A transparent roof canopy made from film cushions extruded from 3M Dyneon Fluoroplastic ETFE is giving visitors to London’s highest all-weather garden a clear view of the City all year round.

    • Bevis Marks building

      The 16-storey Bevis Marks building is located in the heart of London’s corporate and financial district close to the Gherkin building and the roof, which is open on two sides, protects visitors using the 400 square metre roof garden from the elements.

      Made from a light Texlon® ETFE cushion system, the roof covering is highly transparent and allows light and UV-A radiation, essential for plant growth, to pass through virtually unhindered.

      The use of 3M Dyneon ETFE, or ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene, also makes the covering resistant to tearing as well as chemicals and debris, including bird droppings. The material is extremely smooth, so a normal rain shower is sufficient for cleaning, reducing maintenance costs over the lifetime of the building.

      Designed by architects Fletcher Priest, the new 21,370 square metre office building was designed to be as sustainable as possible, incorporating features such as fabric thermal insulation to reduce heating in winter and rainwater harvesting for toilet flushing.

      In recognition of this, the building been rated ‘excellent’ by BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology), the world’s longest established method for assessing, rating and certifying the sustainability of buildings.

      The Texlon® cushion system contributed to this as it has been certified with the world’s first Environmental Product Declaration for transparent building skins due to it being light weight, completely recyclable and using no added softeners in the production process.



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