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Norco builds architectural canopies using composite metal

The canopies were constructed from a composite glass fibre laminate with a closed cell structural foam core to provide adequate panel stiffness.

4th April 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Dorset

Construction

The project, commissioned by property developers St George, called for Norco to manufacture the canopies to look like polished metal features. In addition, each canopy roof structure was engineered to stand on a single column at its centre, without any other support or stabilisation. The canopies needed to be lightweight and stiff but also robust enough to withstand the harsh environmental conditions.

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