xtralite.co.uk – Design Freedom
We don’t know what an elliptical oculus rooflight is, but we like it! The website for Xtralite mentions the Eastgate Oriental City complex and features a number of photos of the dramatic glass roof in the grand entrance.
Shown above right is an impressive 9 metre long elliptical rooflight which forms the central focus of Bristol’s new Eastgate Oriental Centre. Here, a large copper clad drum contains a sweeping main staircase leading to a first floor gallery. This area is lit by the dramatic, elliptical oculus rooflight set within the shallow monopitched roof of the copper drum. Xtralite worked with the architects to develop an optimum structural and glazing solution to minimise rafter size, with perimeter cover flashings concealing both the construction and drainage route.