Success Story: Raffles City Tower Beats the Heat and Glare with Solar Gard Window Film
Singapore landmark gets comfortable with Solar Gard® window film Raffles City Tower, part of the famous Raffles City complex, soars 42 stories above the “original heart” of Singapore, proudly overlooking the world’s busiest port with bustling tourists and business people below. This impressive landmark boasts an impressive 375,000 square feet (35,000 square meters) of office space, and resides next to premium retail shopping, dining, and one of the tallest hotels in the world.
Unfortunately, while the eyecatching natural, anodized aluminum facade of the tower was glimmering in the searing Singaporean sun, workers inside were being exposed to excessive glare and heat, which created an uncomfortable working environment and diminished employee productivity.
To remedy the situation, the facility management weighed several different options and contacted local Solar Gard window film distributor, Sun-X Film. Together they selected Solar Gard Grey/Silver 35 for its strong solar control properties and aesthetic qualities and began installation on all of the windows throughout the building.
Solar Gard was the ideal solution for the tower. It reduced the penetration of solar energy by nearly 50 percent, mitigating annoying glare and creating a much more comfortable working environment. It also enhanced the external appearance of the Raffles City Tower, giving a consistent and attractive look to one of Singapore’s landmark buildings.
“We were searching for a material that was an attractive aesthetic fit with our aluminum building, while also reducing glare and heat gain. Solar Gard solar control film met our requirements perfectly.” Facility management for Raffles City Tower
- Excessive solar heat and glare
Amount of film:
- 77,000 sq. ft. (7,153 sq. meters)
- Significant reduction in heat and glare
- Comfortable working environment
- Enhanced exterior appearance
- Reduced fade damage