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JITI Bus Terminal - South Africa LEXAN™ Sheet System Solutions offers remarkable impact strength, high light transmission, light weight and has a long term weather resistance.

Johannesburg International Transport Interchange (JITI), one of the largest public transport nodes in Africa, is located in the central business district of the South African financial capital.

Besides being a transportation building, JITI also offers retail space for small to large enterprise outlets and has attracted the attention of local artists, such as the Johannesburg Ballet Company.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • High light transmission
  • UV Protected on both sides
  • Easy installation (inter-connecting system for THERMOCLICK™ Sheet)
  • Energy & heat saving
  • Excellent impact resistant
  • Flame retardant
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Limited 10-years warranty against loss of transparency and weatherability

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS:

FAÇADE:

Light transmissible, weatherable, and impact resistant LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ polycarbonate sheets were an ideal choice for the vertical façade glazing part of the building. Eliminating the framing between the sheets, created a unique modern look to the building (red translucent color with 40 mm thickness).

ROOFING:

For the roof structure of the building (glazing part) LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ sheet was chosen. This product provides an outstanding balance of light weight, high stiffness, ease of installation, excellent thermal insulation, UV and condensation resistance and long-term light transmission. These 25 mm thickness sheets have been selected for the horizontal rooflights matching the red translucent color of the facade.

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ARCHITECT

Urbansoup Architects

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ARCHITECT EXPIERENCE

“Advanced urban architecture must meet people’s demands for comfort and safety while at the same time enabling better energy efficiency and lower cost of operation. The high transmission and diffusion of natural daylight provided by SABIC’s translucent polycarbonate panels minimize the need for artificial lighting. In a large facility where daylight enters from all sides, this opens a significant potential for massive energy cost reductions”

Ray Harli 

Responsible architect for the JITI project in UrbanSoup