Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Architect: HOK
Type of works: supply and installation of ETFE Air Filled Pillow System.

The Imperial War Museum Duxford is an aircraft hangar that has been converted into a aircraft museum. The architect’s objective was to create an attractive, irregular shaped facade that would allow natural light into the museum, while protecting the aircraft on display from harmful UV rays and glare from vehicle headlights on a nearby highway. Novum proposed a three-layer ETFE Air Filled Pillow System. ETFE is especially beneficial in blocking harmful UV rays. To meet light transmission requirements, all three layers of ETFE have a screen print. A White screen print on one ETFE layer diffuses natural light into the museum.

A Novum membrane system was used. AFP aluminum profiles with an anodized finish hold each three-layer ETFE pillow in place.

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