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Why Life is Cool in Barcelona

The famous Diagonal Mar shopping precinct in the Catalan capital has become a place of comfort because of window film installation

 

This shopping centre is one of the largest in Catalonia, covering 88,000m2 and attracting over 16 million visitors a year.

The three-story complex is capped by over 4,000m2 of skylights that flood the building with natural light and brilliant sunshine. However as a result, restaurants, cafeterias and food stalls on the top-floor leisure zone suffered from soaring temperatures and unbearable glare.

To rectify this, 4,000m2 of Silver 20 window film was installed over the entire roof glazing. The temperature logging showed that directly under the skylights, the window film reduced the temperature felt underneath the roof by about 20˚C. Compared with the previous year, in June alone cooling costs were cut by over 11%, contributing to the estimated annual energy saving of over 20,000 EUR.

“The Diagonal Mar is a great example of the different benefits window film brings to glazing surfaces,” stated Arnin Bothe, Managing Director, Hanita Europe. “We are happy to know that thanks to our technology visitors of the shopping centre will have a much more pleasant experience at the Diagonal Mar from now on.”

 

Caption    Shoppers and workers at the Diagonal Mar in Barcelona, can now enjoy a comfortable experience thanks to the recent installation of Silver 20window film.

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