US-based OpenAire is offering new construction techniques for retractable windows and sidewalls, which will allow entire walls to open widely to the sun and outdoor air in ways never seen before.
Also in focus will be ETFE, a glazing material for retractable enclosure panels. This ultra-lightweight, highly-flexible material provides exceptional UV protection while offering the ability to be shaped to almost any design.
One of the signature features of OpenAire’s designs is their adaptability to weather conditions. OpenAire uses thermally broken aluminum alloy frames and large, glazed panels. These materials allow our structures to provide flexibility for clients in their designs, as well as drastically reducing maintenance costs. Clients can open the roof in the winter and close it in the summer to allow for 100% utilisation of their venues, 365 days a year, while still maintaining an outdoor atmosphere.
Examples of their projects in the Middle East include Sharjah Mall which features a sunlit outdoor atmosphere beneath its large elliptical shaped skylight dome, offering the shelter and UV protection of an indoor mall.
The benefits of an OpenAire enclosure are even greater for owners of water parks and aquatic attractions, where the structures naturally vent moisture and pool chemicals when open. Operable water park enclosures also reduce energy costs such as air conditioning, HVAC and lighting up to 27% compared to traditional structures. Parks such as WaTiki Indoor Waterpark and Pirate’s Cay Water Park in the US have enjoyed lower energy use after installing OpenAire enclosure solutions.
The company is dedicated to creating complete architectural solutions that either stand-alone or integrate perfectly with other structures.
Drop by at OpenAire’s stand to meet their team who is here to find new networking and business opportunities with potential clients in the UAE and the surrounding region. Business owners, organisations and private individuals in this area can benefit greatly from the company’s technologies and design solutions.