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Daylighting Application Spotlight: Transportation Facilities

March 8, 2021

Daylighting Application Spotlight: Transportation Facilities

From the welcoming environment that natural light creates to the privacy afforded by the use of translucent panel systems, nearly every type of transportation-related facility can benefit from access to daylight. Everything from transfer facilities and train stations to maintenance depots and airplane hangars can take advantage of the benefits of a well designed skylight, canopy or translucent wall system.

Entryways

Welcome travellers with a bright and inviting canopy that also serves as protection from the elements. With curved configurations, unique grid patterns, and numerous color options available, it's a versatile way to make a design statement.

Atriums

"Wow" occupants with a beautiful Auburn® glass skylight and views of the sky, or provide them with the soft, diffuse light of a Guardian 275® translucent panel system. Either way, adding natural light to large open areas makes them feel more comfortable and inviting.

Airport Concourses and Hangars

Translucent wall systems in a clerestory configuration are a great way to bring light into large, open spaces while still providing glare and hot-spot control. Translucent systems are also lightweight and offer built-in privacy, making them a good solution to integrate into operable hangar doors.

Outdoor Spaces / Stations

Shield riders with a translucent canopy that providing them with a bright and welcoming space to wait for the next train or bus while blocking out everything from harsh sunlight to rain and snow.

These are just a few ideas of how daylighting can benefit your next project. For more inspiration, check out our image gallery, full of great projects from across North America, or check out our downloadable Inspiration Book filled with project images HERE.

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Company: Major Industries Inc.

Product: Auburn® Quick Ship™ Single Slope Glass Skylights

Source: https://majorskylights.com/skylight-solutions/auburn/



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Canopy

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Daylighting

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Glass Walls

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Polycarbonate

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Skylights

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