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FOYLE ARENA

Kalwall provdes glare-free daylighting for this £12.7m sports centre in Derry, Northern Ireland.

 

PURPOSE OF THE WORK:

The St Columb’s sports facility was completely re-developed with new elite facilities for Judo, Wrestling and Mountaineering together with the provision of the community learner and 25m pool. Externally, 5-a-side and full-sized football pitches are available. The architects, Samuel Stevenson and Son particularly wanted glare-free daylighting for the pool area to reduce surface reflection and improve the visibility into the water for lifeguards. 

 

WHAT WE DELIVERED:

Kalwall’s highly insulating translucent panel system was used to admit controlled daylight to the hall and pool areas. Structura UK Ltd. worked under the main contractor O’Hare & McGovern Ltd. to install the Kalwall translucent walls.

BENEFITS:

The 36m Main Arena Hall and pool benefit from glare-free, natural daylighting with high levels of insulation and very low solar gain. The arena is now a Centre of Excellence for indoor climbing, Judo and Wrestling.

PROJECT

Foyle Arena

ARCHITECT

Samuel Stevenson & Sons

CLIENT

Derry City Council

LOCATION

Derry, Northern Ireland

Category
Kalwall, Skylights, Skyroofs, Translucent Façades