MaRS is where science, technology and social entrepreneurs get the help they need; Where all kinds of people meet to spark new ideas. The space is a 700,000 square foot mix of heritage and modern architecture with lab facilities and offices. In addition to our offices, the MaRS Centre is home to start-ups, mid-size companies, multinationals, investors, researchers, community developers, professional service firms and retailers.
The building is subject to heavy East & West solar exposure, which is now managed with over 1500 shades. The architect wanted to match curtain wall with the silver/blue tint of the curtain wall, and provide additional glare control to low-E glazing.
A 5% openness factor sun screen was implemented to reduce solar heat gain and glare. Special attention was directed into meeting the architect’s design need to match the specific colour of the curtain wall. Since no existing fabric colour met the architect’s requirements, Sun Glow provided fabric that was customized to match the silver/blue tint.