Breezway Powerlouver windows were installed at the new A’ali’ikūhonua Creative Arts Center at Seabury Hall in Maui, Hawaii to keep the building interior comfortable for occupants.
Located in beautiful up-country Maui, the $7 million creative arts centre, which opened in September 2012, has received global award-winning recognition by the AIA and World Architecture News. The facility includes a separate dance studio/classroom building and completes the school’s master plan that included a new gym built in the 1990s and a new upper school building and middle school extension in the 2000s.
Designed using a mixed-mode approach, the facility has Breezway Powerlouver windows integrated into the building management system. The louvres not only bring in fresh trade winds on the lower level but also help release heat build-up in the clerestory windows to minimise electrical loads on the building’s mechanical systems.