Roller blinds from Hunter Douglas Architectural were specified for the Australian National Maritime Museum to address the twin problems of heat and glare inside the building.

Located in Pyrmont, Sydney, the museum faced the problem of excessive sunlight entering the reception and terrace areas during the afternoon, causing internal discomfort and demanding greater reliance on artificial cooling systems.

Paul Scott from Turner Bros met with Australian National Maritime Museum representatives to discuss a solution. Though the museum was concerned about the heat and glare entering the building, they didn’t want to compromise on the iconic Sydney view or the level of light.

Turner Bros recommended roller blinds in ECOVIEW Plus fabric, a sunscreen fabric that stops heat and glare from entering the building. They also carefully chose a darker neutral colour - Storm Midnight Linen – to allow a better view-through.

Turner Bros supplied motorised roller blinds since the foyer of the museum had a variety of window shapes, with the windows running in rows of four, making some blinds inaccessible for manual operation. Remote control motorisation was recommended for all the blinds; the blinds were also linked so that only one motor was required for every three blinds, resulting in significant cost savings.