Canopies in architecture delineating open spaces

Architectural canopies can be used to shield building inhabitants from bad weather. They can be applied in many ways, nevertheless, except those that entail totally enclosing the area under architectural canopies.

Architectural canopies, in the case of a mosque, are intended to define the area rather than enclose it. These roofs serve two distinct purposes, and their repetition of barrel-vaulted skylights is somewhat evocative of the architectural roofs of well-known mosques like the one in Cordoba.

On the one hand, architectural cellular polycarbonate roofing provides an area that doesn't really have the appearance of internal space. As a result, the roofed patio area is set apart from the remaining open space and develops distinctive and significant qualities as a place of worship.

However, architectural canopies like this one enable the area below to benefit from the best of both worlds. Because the area is still exposed to the outside, there is no need for ventilation, and parishioners may interact with their environment. Additionally, the architectural canopies made of translucent cellular polycarbonate filter the sun's rays to deflect harmful UV radiation that is particularly hazardous in the planet's southern cone.

Cellular polycarbonate may also filter the sun's infrared rays, which are what give transparent or translucent architectural roofs their warm environment. In this way, the area beneath architectural canopies in such a warm location benefits from the natural lighting provided by the panels without the heat that typically goes along with such architectural canopies or the risk of being exposed to ultraviolet rays in latitudes where the ozone hole is still dangerous to humans.

Cold bending is another option available with the panels for architectural roofing. To fit all forms of architectural roofs that arise from the architect's imagination, the market offers panels with various radii of curvature and spans between supports.

Although white tones are typically selected for translucent architectural roofs, a broad variety of colors are available for panels to create any kind of architectural roof with the assurance that every panel complies with the tightest laws in the world.