The Exchange

MicroLouvre® anti-glare inserts, enable light to be directed to the intended target, minimizing light trespass, light pollution and glare.

Key details

A correct lighting design was absolutely essential to continue this atmosphere into and through the night.

  • Facade lighting
  • Modern architecture
  • Meeting stringent health and safety regulations
  • Sustainable product required
  • Dubai International Financial Centre
Project:

The Exchange

Location

Dubai, UAE

Product:

Microlouvre fabric

Install date:

Built to provide services to Dubai’s bustling financial hub. The Exchange is designed to create a relaxed, stress free and intimate oasis in the luxurious city. Along with the numerous banks, financial institutions and offices, it was created to be a ‘hub of ideas’. It has also become a culturally vibrant and active community, thanks to the presence of art galleries, excellent restaurants, and high calibre commercial establishments. A correct lighting design was absolutely essential to continue this atmosphere into and through the night.  

The problem  

Sustainability was a major factor in completing this project as the lighting designers were keen about implementing a product that would meet all the sustainability requirements set for the building’s façade. Furthermore, light pollution was a concern that needed to be eliminated when applying Linea Light’s product with our MicroLouvre® fabric.

The solution

On the main façade, delineating the external views, the metal tiny paper thin louvres were integrated into Linea Light’s Xenia and positioned with 8-degree optics, chosen to not impair the internal function of the spaces with any light reverberation. To tackle the light pollution issue, MicroLouvre® concentrated the light source in the intended direction, solving the problem of unwanted light trespass and reducing light spill and glare. This essential to protect passers-by from unwanted and hazardous glare from outdoor lighting units.

Results

  • Directional light control
  • Nonexistent light pollution
  • Made from +90% recycled copper scrap
  • Balanced glare control
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MicroLouvre® case studies

Product integrations

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Basingstoke Hospital

Temperatures immediately plummeted for the benefit of all. Because of these results, it was said that 40 air-conditioning units were no longer required.

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Solar shading

Basingstoke Hospital

Temperatures immediately plummeted for the benefit of all. Because of these results, it was said that 40 air-conditioning units were no longer required.

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Solar shading

Alexandra Hospital

With straightforward, quick and importantly non-intrusive installation, MicroLouvre® ticked the boxes in terms of leading to a lower internal temperature and reducing the HVAC load by at least 68%.

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Lighting solutions - Anti Glare and Diffusion

The Exchange

MicroLouvre® concentrated the light source in the intended direction, solving the problem of unwanted light trespass and reducing light spill and glare. This essential to protect passers-by from unwanted and hazardous glare from outdoor lighting units.

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Why MicroLouvre®?

A huge range of exceptional performance properties in just one system

MicroLouvre® metal fabric has exceptional performance properties. Its solar shading and glare control capabilities, combined with its fire and heat resistance, make it uniquely versatile. Its flexibility also means we can produce this in limitless shapes, sizes, and colours for all types of window coverings, lighting design, exhibition displays and for managing natural ventilation.

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Qualifications & accreditations

SimsScale
IFC
ShadeIT
Materio
Build Uk
BSI
Berkeley Lab
BBSA
BRE
SimsScale
IFC
ShadeIT
Materio
Build Uk
BSI
Berkeley Lab
BBSA
BRE
SimsScale
IFC
ShadeIT
Materio
Build Uk
BSI
Berkeley Lab
BBSA
BRE