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Using Polycarbonate Multi-Wall Glazing Panels For Affordable Yet Beautiful Domed Roof At Toronto Mosque

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Using Polycarbonate Multi-Wall Glazing Panels For Affordable Yet Beautiful Domed Roof At Toronto Mosque

The Project

A mosque wanted a domed roof that allowed light to transmit through but the cost of engineering, designing, manufacturing, constructing and installing a traditional glass structure would have required a far greater budget than what was available at the time.

 

Material

Plas-tech Polycarbonate Multi-wall Glazing Panels

 

Location

The site is located just North of the Toronto airport on a very busy road with high visibility.  As a matter of community pride, the structure had to be visually and ascetically pleasing.

 

Environmental Challenges

The material is exposed directly to sunlight, rain, wind, snow, ice and bird droppings.

And, with constant road and air traffic, there is tremendous amounts of dirt, dust and airborne debris floating by.  Part of the design consideration was a glazing solution that required maintenance, cleaning and upkeep.

 

Technical Challenges

The design required a curved surface. This is the first project on record where polycarbonate multi-walled sheets were formed and fitted into a curved architectural surface.   Without any reference or “how-to’s” the fabrication team literally invented the process as the project evolved.