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Louvres diffuse light within the shopping centre.

Type HC603 screens shade Rouse Hill’s residential towers.

Tiers of HA503 grating panels screen the project’s secret garden.

HA753(R) sunscreens with hinged gas struts screen this cafe’s outdoor space.

Hi-Light sun control at Rouse Hill

The new Rouse Hill Town Centre is located in the suburb of Rouse Hill, within the Baulkham Hills Shire, approximately 39 kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD. The 122-hectare site is a combination of parkland, residential projects and a shopping centre development.

Hi-Light’s aluminium screens provide screen solutions to over 30 aspects of the project. The design brief included the need for privacy screens, display screens, sliding screens and passive sun control.

The front cover shows treatment to the western and northern elevations of the centre management offices. The oblique-angled SR203/75º screens are a most effective and striking shade treatment, with the blades oriented vertically. Contained behind the screens are aluminium grated walkways for servicing the facade and ensuring high-angle sun protection.

The image above shows a striking internal view of the shopping centre, depicting five different profiles of louvre blade oriented to achieve optimum shade and light diffusion through the year. Sun control to the residential towers is achieved with a combination of vertical and horizontal screens, type HC603. The cafe security sunscreens are type HA753(R), hinged with gas struts and attached to steel sub-frames. Treatment to the secret garden was achieved with suspended tiers of HA503 grating panels up to 7,200 mm in length.

Hi-Light Industries’ challenge was to provide structural verification, design and construction of new louvre systems, design of the connections and manufacture of the required screens, as well as access equipment and installation of the screen system.

For over 25 years, Hi-Light and Webforge screen systems have been custom designed and manufactured in Australia from Australian materials. Thousands of successfully completed projects in Australia and around the world are testimony to the comprehensive testing, care and research performed on Hi-Light products.