A European first at the restaurant Meripaviljonki
Located in the centre of Helsinki and constructed on water-borne pontoons, the restaurant Meripaviljonki was opened in April 2015. It stands out through its unique floating architecture and expansive glazed areas some 4.80m in height.
Thanks to its unusual location, the establishment offers a unique panorama over the bay and the city, one which changes with the seasons, but which is exposed to both direct sunlight and significant reflection off the water.
For the architect, Simo Fresse, it was vital that the selected solar protection system should be able to seamlessly integrate itself within the facades while tackling the dual issue of glare and heat.
The SV 3% KOOLBLACK fabric from Mermet® quite simply established itself as "the best solution to guarantee the comfort of the customers.
40 motor-driven blinds and 12 manual blinds of a surface area between 1.8 m² to 7.2 m2 manufactured by UK Sunsystems Oy and installed by Aletta Oy were selected to fit out the restaurant.
Compared to a "classic" dark-coloured fabric, the patented KOOLBLACK technology enables the fabric to retain its optical performance while reflecting back the sun's rays to provide thermal comfort in a much more effective manner than a classic fabric. The SV 3% KOOLBLACK fabric from Mermet provides:
- A combination of excellent glare control and optimum interior heat control with enhanced solar reflection (Rs = 29%)
- To obtain a perfect transparency maintaining an outstanding view of the environment thanks to the dark shade, and perfect aesthetic integration within the façade in harmony with the architecture of the panoramic floating restaurant.
Mermet, always at the cutting edge of innovation, once again demonstrates its expertise by providing the perfect solution to questions related to solar protection and thermal and visual comfort.