With urban density increasing, heliostats are providing opportunities for architects to change the way they design buildings and spaces and overcome traditional development objections based on resulting overshadowing or poor solar access.

Solar access is an early planning stage assessment carried out while developments are still at ‘block massing’ stage. This is typically the exploration of how major building geometry changes (overall size/orientation/location) significantly impact on the site and surrounds. This stage is where architects will define a building’s height or shape…