The recent renovation of the old Commonwealth Bank building in Martin Place, Sydney involved removing the entire centre of the buildings top 11 floors and installing a 20 metre high ‘bubble’ roof.

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Erco designed the blind systems for the bubble roof, these included:

  • Uplift shades narrowing at the top, driven by Erco constant drives through the complex curved ends and corners.  Additional straight Uplift shades were also used on the curved side walls.
  • Abrishade system driven by the Somfy FTC through the atrium roof and
  • ErcoZip systems for the sloping internal side walls.

Learn more about Abrishade, Uplift and ErcoZip systems

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Multiple Erco Uplift blinds, narrowing at the top were installed for the dome roofing.



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Additional straight Erco Uplift blinds were installed on the side walls of the dome.


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Double Erco Zip systems were installed on the sloping internal side walls for complete blackout and shade.




Fabric Tensioning System
11 blinds installed on each side are individually operated to pull to the middle to optimise the light and shade control. Driven by an FTS system.